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An Examination Teaser


No Hall is noisier
When silent young learners
Take an examination,
In Mathematics.

Paper crackles, rustles
Instrument boxes clink, clang
The soft whizzing noise of pencil strokes
Swift, grating, against a firm, stern ruler 😀

Pages turn
Fingers turn spiders
Dipped in ink
Scrawling systematically
Over the lines.
Over and over!

Eyes glued on paper
Numbers forming magical patterns
A slicing stroke angled down


War, no less
Is this
A Battle waged
In numbers, balancing
Intangible emotions, bordering on despair
With the spring of eternal hope

That figures out stuff

And does its number.

6 February, 2015

Day#25 of #RamblingsInFebruary. For a change, an honest-to-goodness February post, even if it is late 😀 These are of course the exam tales 😀

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Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

4 thoughts on “An Examination Teaser

  1. Pingback: Ramblings In February – Mission Accomplished! | A Quest on Overdrive ... :)

  2. Sounds multiply
    When Maths papers ply
    A teacher discerns
    And her reader learns
    A lot about Life that passes her by!

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  3. Lol, a good one, Usha, on the workings/ambiance of the examination hall 😀


  4. The game those numbers play
    that even a slight error will lead you astray.
    and for that carelessness make you pay
    A good post bringing back memories of bygone day.

    Mathematics was/is my favourite subject and the one I can match my sons who have left me far behind in all others.


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