Shanika marini Paul

Ode to Humanity

Prayer of a Teacher to Teachers

They come in innocence and empty shells
To be filled with knowledge: no one’s to blame
They come in blindness with candles unlit
For thy wisdom, ” Oh Teacher Teach! ! ”

For you too were a child once before
Seeking knowledge of the learned minds
Did thou forget! Thy teacher’s smile?
Or the strength of words unkind?

I pray dear teacher awaken!
Open thine eyes of wisdom
Add a spoonful of kindness
As thou teaches thy disciple

All are not born with Einstein brains
If they were the world will be insane
In thy class sits the; Doctor, scientist, teacher and baker
The carpenter, the poet and tomorrows leader

Love them all, understand them one by one
Teach them through thy heart and mind mingled as one
For the wisdom they gain has no price
But the prize thou wins in their eyes.

Dedicated to my Students from 2006 to 2013
Shanika Paul

U/graduate BA English(OUSL) , ADIE(UK) , ACIE(OUSL) , DIP; AMI/PSY(Cambridge) Trained Teacher(IMSD)

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Submitted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 18, 2013


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  • Rookie Mewantha B (10/6/2013 6:12:00 AM)

    Analysis of poem - Mewantha

    The narrator speaks to the teachers in order for them
    to understand their mistakes. She requests them to
    teach the students with compassion. She asks the
    teachers to
    Add a spoonful of kindness
    As thou teaches thy disciple
    She reminds the teachers when they were young,
    that they also was fond to hear a kind word or praise
    given by their teachers. Even if the students are not
    educated, the teacher must educate them all equally
    and enrich the pupils with wisdom. The pupils are
    empty shells. It is the responsibility of the teacher to
    fill them with knowledge. Not all the children are bright,
    if this was so, the world would be insane.
    The pupils mind's are considered to be candles unlit
    and the teacher should light them with wisdom.
    The poet asks the teacher to love and care about each
    and everyone of their children and understand everything
    about them. Each pupil is unique and different in their
    own ways. The wisdom that the students gain has no
    price, but the if the teacher manages to win their hearts,
    the students can show the price the teacher gave them. (Report) Reply

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