Not long enough, I set my eyes on searching for a path
I was strangling to know, what I can do.
When I had no clue, to be what I am capable of,
I remember my nanu saying what he thought.
The day was like any other, yet it was unique in some ways.
I saw a sharp glow in his eyes when he called me closer to his side,
he gently asked me what I wanted to be in life.
After standing still for a long minute,
I only uttered, 'Nanu, I don't know what to do, I might just be a teacher,'
he said nothing then, hoping to see if I was sure
like I know I did not know,
he silently waited before he said something to me.
He asked me if I like political science, and I nodded yes.
He asked me if I like to know the past and the surroundings,
to that, I nodded yes.
He asked me if I believed in security and power, and I simply nodded yes.
He smiled gently and then he said, I would love to see my granddaughter
prepare for administrative
I was shocked, as it was only the powerful ones who stepped into this battle.
I was doubting my abilities until I saw him smile and knew it all.
I am aware since then, that I can bring it in.
For as long as I can recall, he never said anything to me that'd change me
But since then things changed-
when he was informed about me starting the journey
he was overjoyed and I received abundant good wishes.
He motivates, he says that he knows what I can do.
I know I am no less... I know I can do it.
But today I saw him at the hospital, in the ICU
battling a major problem.
I couldn't control the rush of my tears, ready to roll down my eyes
As I saw him, the man who was loved by all, always buttoned and looking smart
who'd always be on time-punctuality was his moral-
he was lying on the bed, with closed eyes trying to capture his dreams.
I stood there for a few seconds, I couldn't any longer
I could feel my heart twitching and paining from his condition.
Never in my life have I seen Nanu- not active, not working.
He is my star, my strength, my bravery, my teacher and my mentor.
He is all I have to look up to, not only my ideal but my admiration.
All I want is to make him proud.
To the unknown fate, I beg you to be in my favour.
I will take all his teaching wrapped in my arms
all my life.