She tried peeking into the hiding face.
Right and left she tilted and swayed her head.
On hearing her mother say- “peeekkk”
She smiled cheerfully.
She giggled in her seemly jubilation.
And she laughed and laughed.
Subsequent to her age her belief in this game grew only strong.
Then on her fifth birthday she only wished, hoped and prayed for him to appear.
With the faith she had in the game,
She closed her eyes,
covered her eyes with the palm of her hands.
And said those conjuring words, Hoping for her wishes to come true.
: “Peekaboo” she said with all faith.
The words didn’t let her down
She saw what she wished for;
Her soldier daddy from the soldiership had returned all hale.