My First Day at the Skating Rink
The very first day, I entered the rink between myself and Ice, I found no link From red my colour changed to pink What I should do, I could not think My heart began to sink and shrink Being an unadventurous man I never take the risks I can Calling is no ban You may call me ‘Peter Pan’ But looking at the girls glide by my side Something rose in me, known as man’s pride I must skate and I must glide In this excitement I fell on my side.
Instead of showing sympathy at that pitiable sight A kid did come and looking at my plight Said, “Hey, your boots are loose, make them tight” Now a lady did come, as they usually do The sweet voice said, “May I help you?” What could I say, except thank you.
Again I started with a calculated pace As a mathematician, I knew that in any case Centre of gravity should be within the base Someone said, “Mind your lace.” And there I was on my face.
Through in fails, I found no much charm I was convinced they do no harm My head was warm, my heart was warm I was rushing as a storm One foot here, one foot there In whom I banged, I did not care Who banged in me, had his share By the time I completed the round I found every one lying on the ground.