The little children troop to school,
Their first day at school.
While one weeps, clutching
His mother’s hand, the
Other is eager to find new friends.
In the class room, one boy sits
Bewildered, asking where is
Daddy? For he has never
Been away from daddy,
And watches others dispassionately.
The pangs of separation are hard
To bear, for weaning comes later
In men than birds! The child
Breaks his heart for one of the
Many separations in life!
For school is one of
The stages of life we go through.
The pangs of separation inure us,
To be strong in school and life!
“Daddy, when will you come?” sighs the Child!
I watch the child with an echo in my heart.
For was I like him, when daddy dropped
Me at school, and I became sad,
and wished, daddy would come for me.
But that was another time!