If I had to travel somewhere in the world ,

With only my suitcase in hand

Should I travel to a place hot or cold?

Should I travel to Greenland?


Perhaps I could go to China or Spain,

Or even drench myself in the London rain.

I don’t think Belgium is that far

I could help myself to a chocolate bar.


Maybe I’ll gaze in wonder at the Parthenon in Greece,

And listen to tale of the Golden Fleece.

I would learn some traditions from the Indian folk,

And make sure in Kenya its the lion I don’t provoke.


So many places like Greece and Rome,

So many people each offering their home.

The pursuit of other travellers might be to explore the world.

But mine is to make sure my heart and mind are unfurled


So to me what is a must,

Is to give in each time to my wanderlust!


Vivika Puranik

4th C