The oblong face, the unruly mop of hair,
The popping electric eyes, the long forehead
One look at me and my Mama shrieked,
One look at me and my Papa boomed,
“Heavens he looks like Einstein!”
I started crawling, I started mumbling,
I learnt to talk, I even learnt to walk,
But as a baby ne’er in the mirror I would stare,
Cause right back at me,
Einstein would glare!!!
Oh those energetic wonder years, those school years,
But for me they were full of tears,
Life was fine till one winter day, for us the Principal sent,
To the High school science exhibit,
We all went…
One look at the poster on the wall,
And my life crumpled, it turned upside down!
From that day on, I did learn to cover the inner tears with an everlasting frown!
They all laughed and they all did tease, from that day on, I was never at ease.
Oh, how I hated that I looked like Einstein.
I tried everything – chop my hair but magically it grew right back.
Trimming, Shaving, threading – my brows I did attack
But it hopeless, and for cosmetic surgery the courage I did lack.
And by college years, I merely resigned to my fate
I just accepted that forever I would look like Einstein!
Life went on, and our paths collided,
A magnetic young lady came into my life,
I was surprised, I felt blessed,
When gladly she became my wife,
She ne’ver did care that I looked like Einstein!
Life was relatively fun, as months turned into years,
Almost had subsided my fears,
Till the stork decided to visit.
One look at my little baby, so small, so sweet, oh so fine!
I almost stopped caring that we both looked like Einstein.
And one summer day, a little daunted, a little shy,
Yet again I visited the Physics lab, trying to forget the years gone by…
Proudly my little girl ran up to me,
Loudly she declared for all to see,
See my dad and me, we are so lucky”,
For we both look exactly like Einstein!’