The Super Hostess

It was as a little child
And one who was very shy
That I first looked at the sky.
Soon enough I started wondering and asking myself
How the birds I saw around and over me
Were able to fly
While we the human beings were not.
Actually why?
I was told that for us
It was impossible to fly
Well nigh.
However I dearly wanted to fly,
Fly high
And touch the sky.
So as I grew up I decided to give it a fair try.
And a day did come
When I sensed a deep sigh
of relief following the efforts made in the times gone by.
I qualified to fly.
And now I have the privilege to fly
Over mountains and seas
Over countries, continents and clouds.
Then as it happened
Before I knew
Almost on the sly
A special person came over
And offered a hand
To which I had no reply.
Today I have a family and a home on land.
I have another family in the air, on board.
I take care of both the families alike.
There are children, young travellers and elderly people
All justifying or betraying their respective ages in their own ways.
I meet and treat them with as hearty a smile
As it gets
And also look after them
All this while.
Today as the things stand
Though I do stretch myself
Given the multiple tasks at hand
My heart says
I must defy
All odds
And continue to fly
Until I touch the stars in the sky.
And hearts
As we know
Do not ever lie.

C K Rawat
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