Hasmukh Amathalal

Gold Star - 422,541 Points (17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

Abide By Teacher - Poem by Hasmukh Amathalal

I was abused literally and pushed aside by teacher
He was in rage to see me when I tried to enter
He might have some grievances in mind to nurture
As I was doing fare in studies and position was assured

I was really ashy boy but excellent in pick up
I heard attentively and was cheered with thumb up
His behavior as teacher made great impact in mind
I might have taken it lightly if he was harsh or unkind

It is customary to show little disrespect to the poor students
Some of the discourtesy is extended with inferior comments
I was unable to think further but bore a grudge permanently
I remember those abusive remarks and resisted him once vehemently

I thought and rethought about such behavior
As teacher he would have been considerate and held honor
I became reserved from that day and decided to keep silent
As it was now known to me that best way is to offer no comment

In social circle too certain disliking exist for people
It may be more intensive when they are incapable
Not in financial capacity to move forward and compete
Live under their dominance and agree to submit

I remained firm in approach but turned away from close contacts
I kept good will at heart and prayed for their well being in fact
This gave me enough of strength to observe them from distance
I was taken little note of and none observed my presence

I return gesture with kind words and remain aloof
I have enough of strength financially as single proof
They dare not to see me with inferiority and pull down
As I have established of my own and became powerfully known

I wish that same kind of maltreatment is not shown
To children who are unfortunate of having means of their own
They are really asset to us and builder of future generation
How can we be indifferent when question of building nation comes?

I have known some of the people getting blinded
By sudden arrival of fortune and secretly confided
Their common sense gets unnatural boost to reveal
The arrogance is reflected and shown with no efforts to conceal


Comments about Abide By Teacher by Hasmukh Amathalal

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/9/2011 9:36:00 AM)


    'tis a power-filled writing! ! !
    I like this poem, , , abide by the teacher! !
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  • Vipins Puthooran (12/9/2011 9:33:00 AM)


    'tis a power-filled writing! ! !
    I like this poem, , , abide by the teacher! !
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  • Vipins Puthooran (12/9/2011 9:20:00 AM)


    'tis a power-filled writing! ! !
    I like this poem, , , abide by the teacher! !
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  • Vipins Puthooran (12/9/2011 9:20:00 AM)


    'tis a power-filled writing! ! !
    I like this poem, , , abide by the teacher! !
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 9, 2011


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