An Old School


I am from an old school

idioms, phrases and expressions

were taught with intensity

years have passed

still I remember them.

 

The voices of my teachers reverberate

they made us expand the idioms

use our imagination

strike a story and go ahead

they would say.

 

The way we learnt the language

with exercises on conjugation

precis, paraphrase, and analysis

of sentences all in detail

has made me what I am.

 

I owe the language to them

to my mother who was equally  strict

a slip here or a misspelt word

would earn a punishment.

It was a hard way of learning

it has its  own reward.

 

 

 

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