photo of white paper boat on body of water

What a beautiful rain!

I would love to see it again;

How much ever I feel the drops,

I just cannot get enough of it;

To the flowing water in the canal,

How do I communicate with you?

Ever heard of a Paperboat?

A voice came from behind;

Ah! Not really? Is it fun to do?

Too much that you can’t get tired;

Woah! I am already mesmerized,

But how do we make it?

Who invented the paper boat?

Too many questions for a toddler,

But yes innocence is the cause of invention;

Will you show me how to make it?

Of course, I would love to make one for you;

Thank you so much, do it quick,

I would love to see it soon;

Tell me one thing before that,

How come you don’t know about it?

Are you not from the village?

No, I am from the place where it stinks;

Factories and vehicles working all time,

Humans walking like pre-set robots;

Again, too much for a toddler,

So much frustration at his age;

Frustration doesn’t know age mister,

Counteracts anyone at any point of time;

Woah! Your words are no less than a knife,

Who are you anyway, Ms. Frustrated one;

You could call me Anamika,

If at all you must know my name;

Okay Ms. Anamika, here is your paper boat,

Wohoo! It looks great. Can you make another?

We have to make a deal then, I think,

Huff! Deals are pathetic, but, okay for boat;

I live to the other side of the canal,

We shall talk daily through the paper boat;

You are proposing we must be friends,

Anyways, I owe you for making me the boat;

Okay then, far I go, behind those thick trees,

Will be sending you paper boats every day from now;

Bye, Mr. Stranger meet you soon,

At least in the letters, if not in flesh and face;

“Dear Anamika, How are you there?”

I hope all is well and you are having fun;

Came a paper flying towards him,

While he was sending the letter through the canal;

“A little girl got killed in the fight with big guys,

The Wonder Environmentalist- they called her,” it read;

Ms. Anupama, Age-12, there was a picture,

He was shook and terrified when he saw it;

The article was from the news two days back,

He couldn’t understand what was happening;

Then a paper boat came flowing in the canal,

The paper was coloured red and black;

When he saw the letter, it was written,

“You are not much of a newsreader, are you?”

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