Tiffins at Lunch

Ayaan Chettiar, Class 7, Global Indian International School, Ahmedabad

At a time, that feels so long ago,
Me and my friends sat together you know
We opened our tiffins in unison, we did,
Our cheeky little hands lifted the lids.
Nuts and fruits and biscuits, oh yum!
Snacks, and crackers and cheese for our tums,
Potato wafers that let out a crunch
All of it inside our tiffins at lunch,
Talking and playing,
And giggling and saying
As we munched on our feast,
It was quite a treat
The table was full of chatter and joy,
And yes, we had a hell of a time
All fun and no work, on our turf
That was the time of tiffins at lunch
Of course, on today, all we can do,
Is think back upon those lunches, of brew
Of fun and of talk, Of Joy and of Toss
And feel as if there’s a lot that we’ve lost
But one day in the future, oh one glorious day
When the time rises for fun and play
When schools shall open, and in we’ll rush
Once more, there’ll be tiffins at lunch…


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