“In my student’s eyes, I see visions of my childhood.
The games that were once played,
The friendships that I once made.
The epitome of innocence
A perfect raindrop in a storm
They are my rainbow.
A blessing in disguise
I watch those gleaming eyes
So meticulous, so intense
Little eyes so full of chance.
Adamant, but ever loved
Precious gifts from up above.
Ever learning minds expand
As they grasp onto your hand
Want to see all that life has
Make me want to be a better man than
I ever have.
I learn and I grow
As slowly I watch the show
The purpose of my life, I feel has been found
And no more do I have to go round and round.
Those little eyes, will be my guiding light
For as long as I am alive, for their cause I will fight!!!”
– Aniket Bhaiya
Aniket Thukral is a Commerce Graduate from Hansraj College, New Delhi. He was working with Ernst & Young before applying for Teach For India Fellowship and getting selected.