Treasure Island

Bashyam Narayanan


And we will be out to achieve great things of chaste


When I joined the school it was June
I cried and cried that day till it was noon
But, who was that lady going round and round
Comforting kindly each one to calm down

I came to know that she was our teacher
Whom we should be afraid of, I was told later
To keep quiet, when in the middle did she chatter
Otherwise she would prove to be a harsh beater

But, the fact was that it never happened
She was strict, though never she frightened
She was punctual, though never she threatened
She was wonderful, though we realized at the end

She taught us alphabets, how to write
She taught us manners, how to be right
She taught us maths that made us bright
She taught us that never others we should slight

She used to say whether you become doctor or engineer
But she insisted that we should never lose our cheer
She emphasized that we should never give room to fear
Even when we would be in the middle of fire

We thank her for developing a learning skill
Which will guide us like a lantern life time full
We know that a lot remains to be done still
Her guidance will for sure help our sweet dreams fulfill

We all thank her immensely for the taste
She developed in us, quietly, without any haste
And this fire of learning desire will never go waste
And we will be out to achieve great things of chaste

Submitted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011

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  • Archana Sridhar (12/6/2007 11:31:00 AM)

    Teachers play a very importent role in everyones life and this poem is a tribute them.Lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kee Thampi (11/22/2007 4:38:00 AM)

    This writes is a real bless for us to console and really not a broach

    And this fire of learning desire will never go waste
    And we will be out to achieve great things of chaste

    this motherly teaching of a lovely teacher....we remember that only one made (not all...) This poet sends me to golden old days in my native church and school, I love to go there.... (Report) Reply

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