Sunday, 21 August 2016


A little boy saw
a little star.
He said ‘It can’t be
that far’.
He wished if  
he had a ladder
he could go
climbing up there.
‘Where can I get
a ladder big one’.
He looked around
but he found none. 
He began to cry
and loudly shout.
But his mama was
nowhere about.
Now it happened
that a tiny fairy
was caught in spider net
and that was scary.
She was small
smaller than a fly
she loved to ride
a little butterfly.
She looked around and
for help she cried. 
Little boy saw her
and his tears dried.
“Hurry and help me
before I get killed
your one wish
I will have fulfilled”.
At the trapped fairy
did little boy look
spider’s net then
he wildly shook. 
The nasty spider
could do no harm
what little  boy did
worked like charm.
Little fairy was free
from the trap
in sheer joy
did little boy clap.

“Well, well you are
a nice little boy
but were you crying
to get some toy?”
“Little fairy, toys are
of course fun
but I wish I could go
to a star little one”.
Fairy looked at stars
in the evening light
while she pondered
the boy stood quiet.
“What you need is a bridge
from earth to sky
let me do something”
and she said goodbye.
One day little boy was
teasing his mother
when little fairy came
along with another.
“You will have to rush
if you want to go to a star
we have built a bridge
and it’s a bit far”.
The boy rushed out
and looked around
there was a bridge
and it was round.
Colours were streaming
across the sky
like a shining arch  
and it was high.
But he could not
see any star
what fun it would be
to go that far.
He felt he would wait
till stars come
but when stars came
he was glum.
Bridge had vanished
the Sun had set
stars were shining
little boy could only fret.

© i b arora

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