Enter November!

Are you shawl-ready?
The month eleventh,
Cool in the desert,
Cold elsewhere,
Freezing minus ten,
Speeding to year-end.

Glance back perhaps
The time did lapse,
Memories we made,
Some of laughters
Some of regrets.

We lost some,
We found some,
People gone,
People come.

Thanksgiving month,
Gratitude to hold,
Tomorrows to behold,
With fervour,
Enter November,
Let's thank all those,
We forgot to remember.

Gratitude is the best attitude

Not so instant!

This O levels exam 
Isn't as instant
As a soup sachet
Of Maggi we heat
& blend,
Not as instant,
As we click an icon
In a mili-second
On WhatsApp to 'send'.

Yes,study long hours
For coming weeks,
Read and revise,
recall and repeat,
And I am impressed
As you prepare daily,
With focus indeed.

Do practice and write,
Sometimes use a mind-map,
Other times,
You may memorise
These last few weeks,
I am relieved to see
The essence of effort
You do realise!

Then follows a break,
And results we get
Hopefully its mostly Grades 'B' or 'A'
And we celebrate.

Education is
Life-long learning,
You know, right?
Not as easy
or as instant
as an FB 'like'.

But dedicated work
With a good grade
You'll carry
With such pride,
All your life,
All your life!