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Kavya ...


HAPPY TEACHERS DAY


Remembering fondly my teachers
On this day
As I walk decades back
To pay tribute in a humble way.

Our Principal Ms. Latha Mam
Was as strict as her position demanded
We used to pretend to be scared of her
Though comments at the back would later shower

Our first and foremost teacher, Ms. D'souza Teacher
Short in stature but very kind in nature
The first teacher who taught us to write A B C D
A very sweet and adorable lady was she.

Our Marathi Teacher Ms.Athalye Teacher
Tiny and frail was her structure
She used to come, read the entire chapter
None in the class would pay heed to her
Instead we used to make fun and get buried in laughter.

Our Geography Teacher, Ms. Bhagwat teacher
Tall and stout was her personality
A serious look she had
Though often she would laugh and joke
A kind of sleepy lecture for all folk

Our English & History Teacher, Ms.Vijaya Teacher
Short and plump with a loud voice
Would always notice me and my friend talking
And tell us 'get out of the class'
Outside the class we would giggle more
From the class at us she would again roar!

Our Hindi Teacher, Ms Seema Teacher
Middle aged Maharashtrian lady
Hindi she would speak less and Marathi more
Had only one favourite student whom she would always adore!

Our Maths & Sci Teacher, Ms. Manisha Teacher
Curly hair, very fair, was good looking and cool
Was liked by mostly all in the school
Her teachings were also best and interesting too

Our Drawing & Craft Teacher, Ms. Dabke Teacher
Taught us to make items out of paper and clay
Drawing too was learnt by us to some extent
A period meant for some leisure and enjoyment!

The picture that I have drawn above of all teachers
Are not to make fun of them
Instead I from the bottom of my heart salute and respect them
For bearing us, For imparting good education and Nourishing our Career
By watering our childish roots and standing by us like a strong stem.

I wish all my teachers and to all those who have been 'gurus' in my life A HAPPY TEACHERS DAY.

Submitted: Thursday, September 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 05, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by poems posted on this site on this Great Day.
Inspired by Dinesh Sir's poem specifically naming his teachers and his 6 stars on this Day.

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  • Yasmeen Khan (9/26/2013 12:59:00 PM)

    a nice tribute to teachers..........very interestingly and respectfully you've mentioned all your teachers. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/25/2013 4:54:00 AM)

    After all those years of learning
    My mind still has an yearning
    To go back to those benches of school
    And on hot noons feel the window breeze cool

    Even as geography go on about camels and sands
    And the Maths teacher scratches out equations bland
    I would be lost in day dreams of distant lands
    Where faeries come and play with magic wands...

    (Good work Kavya - keep writing) (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/7/2013 2:58:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem Kavya. A good tribute to each teachers....Yes, each one of us have some opinions regarding our teachers...Lovely poem on Teachers Day..
    Even I studied in convent school, even I liked our principal Sister, (Nun) . She used to teach us moral science and still I remember the English poem Lochinvar poem by Sir Walter Scott. The way she taught was superb. So enthusiastic we were to listen to her..I havent read that poem after that but my memory of that poem still fresh.
    I dont know where is she now..Even marathi was too tough for me, as I started learning this from 7th std only. But one teacher taught me so well that I took 75 and all wondered.Really teaching had a great impact on our lives..One Sister who used to teach english was very strict especially while reading chapters, she keeps on correcting till one reads properly, especially punctuations and style.Really am missing my school..But many teachers retired.. (Report) Reply

  • Aswath Raman (9/7/2013 9:09:00 AM)

    Goof one Akka! Its a great dedication to the persons who, literally built the individuality in us! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/6/2013 6:29:00 AM)

    Nice tribute to all your memorable teachers. Teachers are only happy when students succeed and exceed them. Beautiful tribute. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/6/2013 1:03:00 AM)

    Kavya, like Chaucer's pilgrims, your teachers stand in vivid sketches! How quickly, by drawing inspiration from Dinesh, you have created a marvel of a poem! Of all, I think your Hindi teacher who spoke more of Marathi than Hindi is the most interesting! ! , (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (9/5/2013 11:40:00 PM)

    @Dinesh Sir, i literally laughed on reading ur reply....Mine was a co-ed school and not an all girls school and we had male teachers as well but females outnumbered here too........but the fact is i had nothing particular to jot about them...the above ones whom i have made a mention of were the teachers whose lectures we had really njoied during our school curriculum and still reside in our memory.......
    thx again for ur views on dis........ (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (9/5/2013 9:20:00 AM)

    Kavya, you seem to have studied in an all girls school or all lady teachers school all throughout and you were never taught by one of my breed. Your memory is very sharp and and you have remembered all their names.
    Thanks Kavya for referring to my poem as the source of your inspiration. You are sincere and taken the subject quite judiciously. Thanks a lot for your greetings as well. (Report) Reply

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