To My Teacher ,With Love.

Amidst the dust clad pages
In the memoirs of my past
A lovable face always shines
Oh! My teacher, it is yours!
Made self eternal in my heart
For you clasped my tiny hands,
As I stepped first to the school
Trembled to fall and wept.
A love-bird chimes from my past
That toned up strength in me,
Touching my frightened heart
With the warm softness of your love!
Not only the lessons , you taught
But to read the lips, eyes,
The faces, minds and hearts
Powered by your skillful acts.
Teacher, you guided my thoughts
To bloom and flourish
To feel the realization of
The richness of creation.
At times, discarded and dejected
Depressed, I sank and simmered
Thanks teacher, you lifted a little chin
That my head still stands high.
Hey, you had once said, do what you can,
Bury the fright of what you can’t
Listen to the murmur within
Don’t you feel, “you are the best”
Yes, I heard it sure, now
And then I’ am still hearing.
Often the best of me wakes up
‘cause its’ you who beckoned it.
Dear teacher you caressed and nurtured
Brought up, a worthy person of me.
I bow to your greatness and
Worship you as my alma-mater!

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About GEETHA RAVINDRAN

Born on first Nov 1959 in Mumbai, INDIA. Had the schooling at Mumbai & graduated in Physics from Calicut University in Kerala. Married to M Ravindran. We have 2 boys , the elder is Lt. Commdr in Indian Navy & the younger boy is doing his MS ( Aero space) at IIT Chennai,India. I am working as a MATH Teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya since 1980. I write poems in Malayalam, English & Hindi. Published a malayalam Poem collection "JWALA" in 2009. Many of my poems have been published in journals.

12 thoughts on “To My Teacher ,With Love.

  1. GEETHA RAVINDRAN

    Thank you Louis Kasatkin. I am a hearing handicapped person. It’s my class teacher in primary school who led me in the right route of reading fantasies. This poem is my tribute to her.

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  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for October 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****..is…”Kunjumon” by Reena Prasad…..In the Category of *** Highly Commended *** ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following……*”A Dog called Scotch” by Rahul Aithal*…*”An Evening Sonnet” by Safdar Bhatti*…*”Glassy Turf” by Gopal Lahiri*…*”Life” by Sarita Jenamani*…*”My Soul Song” by Joanne Gallagher*…*”October Feast” by Iulia Gherghei*…*”Oh My Poem” by Maaya Nair*…*”Plastic Bottle” by Srishti Sharma*…*”Remember Me” by Gina McKnight*…*”Simple Simon” by Maria Ni Mhurchu*…*”The Funeral” by Sana Rose*…*”To my Teacher,with love” by Geetha Ravindran*…..**The ICOP Poetry Critic (Bi-Monthly) for September/October is Rashmi Malapur **

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  3. GEETHA RAVINDRAN Post author

    Kumaara Sukeja, certainly. I am now in the present state of living only because of my teacher in my primary classes who directed & guided me to read more & more. And I too selected this profession of teaching. I do adopt the similar methodology as my teachers . Thank you very much.

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