Raja Basu

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Life Is A Teacher - Poem by Raja Basu

Life is a teacher, which teaches how to live.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to win.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to laugh.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to make other people cry.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to love.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to hate.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to win honour.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to embarrass others.
Indeed, life is a great teacher as it teaches everything.
And in this very greatness lies life's weakness, that it teaches everything.
It teaches how to love, but also teaches how to hate.
It teaches how to help, but also teaches how to harm.
It teaches how to honour (others) , but also teaches how to embarrass (others) .
It teaches how to laugh, but also teaches how to make other people cry.
Wish life were a bit selective in its teaching.
But can't we be a bit selective in taking lessons?


Comments about Life Is A Teacher by Raja Basu

  • (8/28/2018 8:53:00 AM)

    Life is like a teacher (Report)Reply

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  • (8/28/2018 8:52:00 AM)

    Very good (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Jani (5/19/2014 11:19:00 AM)

    Life is truly the best teacher (Report)Reply

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  • (9/26/2008 1:25:00 AM)

    Lovely thoughts. You are right we must be selective in taking lessons from life. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/13/2007 4:46:00 AM)

    Certainly life is a school and I enjoyed your teacher poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/23/2006 6:08:00 AM)

    Wish we could be selective...

    loved the way this poem ended~

    Preets
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 2, 2004

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 17, 2010


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