Poems: Shades of Papa and Hope by Diya Sarawgi

Father Daughter Bonding

These poems are written under the mentorship of Sneha Goel, the best English teacher in Guwahati.


Shades of Papa

You wake up as a night owl
and sleep like an early bird.
Although 4 is not a time to growl,
you’re ready in the kitchen undeterred.

I love my tiffin and breakfast that you cook
and the Sunday ice cream trips that we took.
You don’t need to teach me off the book,
as you cook up stories to feed me in fluke.

You’re the world’s best father: that’s cliche
But I can’t help because it’s true.
I love all shades of you
because after mumma and didi, I have to love you!


Hope is life.
Powerful Zen


When dark clouds fill up your sky what brings in the light?
What comes peeping through your window in the shades of rainbow to glance away your dullest times?
Is it the sparkle of your teary eyes?
Or is it your heart dancing with delight?
They say this is hope that comes knocking on the door.
It is the dream of a caged bird to fly,
They say it’s hope what keeps it alive.
It is the dream of home that keeps the soldiers at bay,
They say it’s hope that helps them throughout the way.
It is the dream of a student to soar high,
It is the hope that keeps their hard work on rise.
People live on hope,
It is what motivates us,
energizes us,
inspires us,
Hope is life,
Hope is what keeps you and me alive.

Read this interesting mystery short story by Diya at

Know more about the mentor and English teacher, Sneha Goel:

Sneha Goel is a British Council–certified IELTS trainer and Scholastic India–mentored short story writer. She is a published author, poet and diarist. Her reviews, blogs, poems, stories and thoughts are appreciated by writers of international repute. Apart from writing, she is passionate about teaching English to children. She teaches English grammar, literature, creative writing, academic writing, story writing, poetry writing and Spoken English to students from class 1 up to grown-ups. To know more about the best English teacher in Guwahati and the services provided by her institute, Young Story Weavers, click here.

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