Tirupathi Chandrupatla


My Teacher


My teacher
My master
I bow to you
With
Folded hands.

My teacher
You taught me words
And sowed the seeds
I reap the harvest
Of knowledge grains
I pick some seeds
To distribute.

My teacher
You taught me virtue
To handle myself
In this complex world
To be good within myself
And good to others
A simple dictum
To practice.

Teacher
My teacher
I bow to you
With
Folded hands.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Edited: Sunday, March 09, 2014

Topic(s): teacher


Do you like this poem?
37 person liked.
15 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Today is Teachers’ Day in India. Happy Teachers’ Day.

Comments about this poem (My Teacher by Tirupathi Chandrupatla )

Enter the verification code :

  • Silver Star - 7,664 Points Ramesh Rai (8/21/2014 8:37:00 AM)

    Our tradition has a special role of Guru. Kabir has designated Guru above God. But I treat mother as the first teacher who taught us how to stand how to walk. Love your write sir. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,836 Points Geetha Jayakumar (7/10/2014 10:18:00 AM)

    Beautiful tribute to teacher. Yes, teacher did impact our life..And we do often remember. Still today when I read some poems, I definitely remember my teacher. It takes me back to my school days. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 258 Points Shahzia Batool (9/8/2013 11:45:00 AM)

    i am 2 days late in reading this poem, i think the site should have some notifications also, but no worries, as all days are Teachers' days...Happy Teachers' Day 2 u 2...thanks for the nice poem to teachers! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,196 Points Dinesh Nair (9/6/2013 8:20:00 AM)

    Sorry that I read this one day late. Absolutely flawless, devoid of personal references and rich in serving the purpose, your poem excels every other one posted by the ones like me. Thank you sir. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 81 Points Kavya . (9/6/2013 2:09:00 AM)

    a gud write Sir........

    in fact our parents are also our first teachers, they are the ones who learn us to walk, to talk, they guide us in every way from the time we are born...... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,404 Points Valsa George (9/4/2013 8:58:00 PM)

    Teachers, the great torch bearers of learning, kindle each heart with the light of wisdom! That is why Indian culture has ranked the hierarchy as Mata (mother) , Pita (father) and Guru (teacher) Yes Teachers come next to father and mother! A great tribute to teachers! ! (Report) Reply

Read all 10 comments »

New Poems

  1. MUSIC OFF THE WALL! ! !, G. AKANJI OLANIYI
  2. Expander, Kim Barney
  3. I believe you never will be too late, Trong Phan
  4. Angel's fear, gulsher JOHN
  5. when i loved you and you loved her and s.., Mandolyn ...
  6. LOve is replaced, hasmukh amathalal
  7. The lonely wolf, denise nixon
  8. He Sleeps Too Much, Jena Crowe
  9. Halloween Night, Neela Nath
  10. The Power Of Faith!, Tom Zart

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

It is the hour when from the boughs
The nightingale's high note is heard;
It is the hour -- when lover's vows
Seem sweet in every whisper'd word;
And gentle winds and waters near,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet May Swenson

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]