School is a daily routine for us

In the morning, we’re sure to make a fuss

Even when the sun is still not up,

Here we are, awake at 6am sharp

We feel that school is such a bore

We feel that school is such a chore

Parents say, “School is great! Now, go!”

We say, “Well, what do you know?”

Late a minute, and we have to run

Eyes half open, shoelaces undone

We reach school and we see our friends,

Immediately, the torture ends

We have a chat and go with the flow

Then the bell rings, it is time to go

We may at times find school stressful

To have some fun, we have to bend some rules

Talk back to teachers, and detention we serve

No doubt, it is sometimes what we deserve

Sometimes they are as cold as ice

And other times they’re actually really nice

They teach us and give us a helping hand

They’re forever ready to listen and be a friend

They have built much confidence in us

Just not when they are being really harsh

Over the years of education,

Never have we had so much learning with action

Such as camps, experiments, concerts and activities

We've learnt so much and even saved the trees

A wise teacher once said aloud —

Success is failure turned inside out

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit

Some may see school as a torture chamber

Some cannot wait for the holidays in December

But it depends on how we look at school

Honestly, positively, school is cool!

The writer studies in K,V., Bangalore