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Ugly duckling

Ugly duckling

She was an ugly duckling 

The black sheep of the family 

Yes, dark skinned

Among the fair clan.

Shock and shame 

Laughing stock for them

Her birth was a gloomy day

No celebration on her birthday 

Ostracised by one and all.

But sincerity and diligence 

Became her close companions

The dark one outshone 

The fair ones

The ugly duckling 

Became an achiever 

A beautiful swan forever.

– Pradnya Surve

– Image courtesy Joshua Fuller@unsplash


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Written by Pradnya Surve

A child counsellor and teacher, enjoyed every moment of motherhood
My Masters degree in Child Development and Family Relations is a value addition to a basic affinity towards people

Reading and writing is passion inherited from my family who were voracious readers, lovers of art and theatre

I am fortunate to nurture my interests having a life partner with similar interests. My children too are taking forward the legacy

Proud to be associated with Artoonsinn which is family for me

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