Is this discipline?

She stood tall today.
A badge pinned on her.
But little did she know,
soon it will be taken away.

A duty given her.
At recess to guard.
The hall out-of-bounds.
No pupil may enter.

It was recess time.
Hide and seek in play.
She joined the others.
Her duties forgotten.

A report was made.
Called up to answer.
Her head bowed in shame.
Her badge taken from her.

To add to her shame,
a punishment meted out.
To stand for one period
outside the Headmistress room.

Pupils stared at her.
Teachers pitied her.
News would be spreading.
Soon the whole school will know.

Harsh this may seem.
But discipline a must.
A lesson she has learned.
A repeat that won’t happen.

By C.E. Pereira


Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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