I want to wear my uniform, shoes and socks,
Carry my school bag and lunch box.
I want to hear the school bell ringing,
Run along the corridor singing.
I want to sit in the classroom bench
Along with my friends and share lunch,
I want to play in the spacious playground
With merry and laughter all around.
No online classes anymore!
They make my eyes pain and sore.
They make me feel blue,
As to the system, Am always glued.
Am all alone in a room,
Learning classes through zoom.
Online Classes, when will you end?
I want the learning pattern to be amended.
// This poem has been penned by 10-year-old K. Shrija and was recited by her at the Children’s Poetry Open Mic on Mental Health organized by WICCI National Mental Health Council in association with Beyond the Box on 18th September 2021 //