Anne Frank's School Days
Anne Frank, a little girl
smart, beautiful and witty
on her thirteenth birthday
got, as gift, a small notebook
she promptly named Kitty.
Kitty soon became a friend
dear and close;
with it Anne shared
the secrets of her heart
her joys and woes.
Showcased in her diary
were events, children, women and men
drawn from school or home,
donning a charming aura
woven by the magic of Anne's pen.
Mom, Dad and elder sister Margot
were subjects of Anne's affections.
She also wrote feelingly about
friends at school, including
the adoring boys and their attentions.
Immortalised by her writing
is Keptor the math master
who gave her, as punishment
the task of writing about 'A Chatterbox'
irked as he was by her constant chatter.
A ***** topic, it stimulated Anne's craft.
She cleverly justified her talking
in full three pages
terming it a feminine trait.
Keptor could not help laughing.
Followed 'Incurable Chatterbox'
as the next assignment.
With this duly completed,
peace prevailed, just for a time
as Anne failed to repent.
His pupil still chattering
Keptor's patience could not last.
He ordered her to write on
'Quack, quack, quack, says Mrs Natterbeak'
sending laughter through the class.
Not to be daunted
Anne took up the task anon.
She wrote in verse about a swan
who bit to death his three ducklings
because they talked on and on.
Impressed by the satire
Keptor joked about the verse
in all his classes, reading it to them.
To Anne's talking
he was no longer averse.
Copyright © SUNIL MATHUR | Year Posted 2015
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