Sunday, September 5, 2010

Who Knew?


Who knew ages ago
as I sat naive and naughty
in my ironed uniform
that I would stand on the other side of the road?

Who knew as I crammed
stuff in my brain
even as teachers admonished me severely
that I would be for once on the reprimanding side?

Today, as I step into teacher's shoes
a sudden unconditional responsibility
racks my mind, soul and conscience.
What was history yesterday is fact today.

Even as I warm up to the anctics of little ones, I am reminded of my own little past- the scampering feet of friends so sweet.

What has gone will come back no more
but I can still retain the aroma of
beautiful memories gone by
and pursue a precious present here to stay
of learning,
of teaching,
of transforming school reflections
into a heartfelt haven of love.

One Single Impression: Prompt: MISS (LONG FOR)

9 comments:

D.Dasgupta said...

Happy Teacher's Day to you too.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thank You Oj Da.

Lots of joy.
Shail

Bhargavi said...

Very very true Shail..once we get into the shoes of teaching, we are reminded of our pranks as a student, isn't it!
I also got an invite longtime back to be a teacher...but I regret, why I turned it down.
Happy Teacher's Day to you Shail

Beyniaz said...

Super one, Shail. Enjoyed reading this immensely!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Hi Bhargavi,

Really! The experience of teaching is an eye-opener and gives you so much joy. Though I taught for a short stint, those years have been etched in my memory for eternity!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Hi Beyni,

Finally you made it here. Glad you liked the poem. I really miss my school kids!

Jingle said...

Happy Belated Teachers' Day.
what a playful and elegant piece for teachers, you are kind, smart, and prolific poet.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Jingle.

You are being kind by taking the trouble to read my poetry. I hope to join Potluck, just kind of gathering my thoughts and time to link in.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Hi Beyni,

Finally you made it here. Glad you liked the poem. I really miss my school kids!