Following is a poem which caught our attention and we thought of featuring it on our website.
“Take me Back” written by Sachith Keragala from the batch of 2017.
Take me Back
Take me back to the school on the hill,
Back to the days when time stood still,
Walking the path under the tall palm tree,
The good old days when the young heart ran free.
Take me back to the Chapel at dawn,
With the golden rays on the evergreen lawn,
The air sweet with the young hymns sung,
Ending loud with the great bell rung.
Take me back to the room under the lab,
Hours of lessons with nothing being grabbed,
Mischief punished with the stroke of the cane,
Lessons of life learned through pain.
Take me back to the quadrangle at noon,
One more over till the bell rings soon,
Tennis balls smashed to the Napier roof,
Crawling back to class with our heads held aloof.
Take me back to the 100th Big Match,
A heave over long-on to the pavilion dispatched,
Scorched in Asgiriya under the fiery March sun,
Unwavering support till the game has been won.
Take me back to the Bradby in May,
Five points up with twenty more to play,
As the fullback charges like a wolf on the fold,
Pushed on by the stands of red, blue and gold.
Take me back to the magnificent main hall,
With the names of legends immortal on the wall,
I feel incomplete though I stand strong and tall,
For a part of me stayed at the Best School of all.