What shall I be?
I thought I'd be a pilot
Till I found I had aerophobia.
Then I wished to be an astronomer
When I found out I had siderophobia.
My friend said, "Be a magician
You'll make a lot of money"
But I had rhabdophobia.
Mother said, "A doctor is the best"
That was when I found out I had haemophobia.
Dad said, "A zoologist is better"
But zoophobia also became my barrier.
Grandma said, "A policeman is just the thing for you"
Then I found I had harpaxophobia.
Grandpa laughed at my phobias
And said they are all in my imaginations
If I have grit and courage
They will disappear like a mirage.
Darathie R, X
Chennai: Bharath Senior Secondary School
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