Kumarmani Mahakul

Gold Star - 219,943 Points (Gandam, Dist-Deogarh, Odisha, INDIA)

But - Poem by Kumarmani Mahakul

Dear children! Don’t say always ‘but’
Obey your mum and dad, never say ‘not’
Our parents do speculate well for us,
We should obey them and we should boss.

Sometimes mother says, “Read and write”,
You say, “Mum! I shall do but wait a bit”.
Father says you to purchase thing from shop,
You say, “Daddy I shall buy but give me a top”.

Your granny says you to sing a song,
You say, “Yes, but tell us story of gong”.
Your brother tells you to close the door,
You say, ” Yes, but wait a little more”.

Boss says assistant to work out a task,
Assistant says, “I shall do but let me ask”.
This ‘but’ gives sudden shock to reputed person,
Without uttering this word go on progression.

Dear children! ”Neither say ‘No’ nor say ‘but’,
Never say I will do letter, never be hot.
Always say, ‘yes papa, yes mama, I can do this,
Be polite, obedient to superiors and get bliss.

Topic(s) of this poem: childhood

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Through this poem poet advises the children to be obedient to the superiors and not to tell but. He wants to send this message to the society also. He says, ” Dear children, obey your parents, they hope well for you, never say I shall do but after a little later. When your father asks you to purchase you a thing you say, ‘I shall do but give me a top.’ You shouldn’t say this. Grandmother asks you to sing a song but you say to tell you a story first. Your brother tells you to close the door but you say to do after a little time. In offices or in workplaces boss says to assistant to do a task but assistant says, ‘I shall do but tell me something of my question.’ Telling but is not proper etiquette. It gives sudden shock to reputed persons. So children, never say no, but. Always say, ‘yes, I can do this’; politely say sir, madam, papa or mum and get bliss.” This is the theme of the poem in brief. This is written in Deogarh, Odisha, India and dedicated to the people of the world.
Boss - control
Top – toy spinning on a point
Boss – manager
Hot – angry/excited

Comments about But by Kumarmani Mahakul

  • (3/1/2018 6:37:00 AM)

    I've always had to obey Mom and Day. Period. No ifs ands I's or buts. Really enjoyed this significant theme. (Report) Reply

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  • Muzahidul Reza (11/11/2016 6:58:00 AM)

    Dear children! Don’t say always ‘but’
    Obey your mum and dad, never say ‘not’
    Our parents do speculate well for us,
    We should obey them and we should boss.

    Great poem with some universal advice & commands with excellent starting
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  • Akhtar Jawad (4/2/2015 6:30:00 PM)

    A great message for the children.................. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (3/19/2015 5:16:00 PM)

    Discipline and direction was once a big part of our lives. These are valuables for a young child. Where did we go wrong. Great words that too brought a smile. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/18/2015 7:05:00 PM)

    Politeness and respect are virtues that people of every age and station should aspire to. Thank you sir (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (3/9/2015 12:13:00 PM)

    Wonderful write full of wisdom to teach children to respect their parents and society! (Report) Reply

  • Jahooru Islam (3/9/2015 5:16:00 AM)

    Always say, ‘yes papa, yes mama, I can do this, - - - what a wonderful advice to children to follow! um giving it 10- - its a medicine for this age! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 9, 2015

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