Jaishree Nair


My Wealth - Poem by Jaishree Nair

I may not be rich in wealth...
but I am wealthy in the richness of many young hearts

I may not be lucky to be gifted with life's comforts......
but I am comforted in my luck of the gift of a great many innocent minds......

I may not be endowed with the beauty of charm.......
but I am charmed by the beauty of my little angels.

I may not be perfect.......
but my imperfections are dissolved in the fragrance of untarnished love.

I may not be a skilled gardener.....
but my garden is filled with the perfume of various blossoms.

I may not be a graceful person......
but I am graced by the pride of my children varied

I may not be a wise person.....
but my personality is illuminated by the wisdom of youthful innocence

I may not be a parent to be proud of......
but I am proud of parenting my family of hundreds.

I may not be a lovable person....
but I am swimming in the river of love of my children.

I may not be a hearty person.....
but my personality has found a place in many hearts.

I may not be a youthful person.....
but I am reliving my youth through the company of my youngsters

My wealth of young buds adds
grace and dignity to my personality multifold.


To wallow in this heavenly bliss
a blessing for the lucky ones
Proud I am to be in that list
of God's most favoured ones.

Topic(s) of this poem: teacher


Comments about My Wealth by Jaishree Nair

  • (9/14/2015 12:25:00 AM)


    In this world of digital age and more avenues of education without person to person contact this poem have the relevance of highly motivated teacher whose earnings are only the disciples and their love. In Indian context teacher and student relationship have prominence which is maintaining still but slowly eroding to some extent. (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (9/10/2015 10:53:00 PM)


    I may not be a parent to be proud of......
    but I am proud of parenting my family of hundreds.

    In every line, I can sense the joy and contentment of a teacher! Yes, a diligent teacher who is committed to the students under her/ his charge will be loved and respected by the students. Teaching, I believe is the noblest of professions! We are lucky that we belong to the category of teachers! Enjoyed the poem Jaishree!
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/8/2015 12:53:00 AM)


    It is really a great poem highly speculated and presented. Each and every lines are most important and amusing. It is a didactic poem too. Most favourite lines are.....I may not be a lovable person....
    but I am swimming in the river of love of my children. Thank you much for posting such a gem. ........ 10
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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/6/2015 10:14:00 AM)


    Truly, a teacher, s joy lies in his students approach,
    A lovely poem indeed.
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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (9/5/2015 10:16:00 PM)


    A great Teacher's Day we are having with so many devoted teachers in poesy opening up their hearts and feelings. Nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Della Perry (9/5/2015 2:57:00 PM)


    Beautiful, a teacher who loves and respects her children, and wants the best for them. Lovely poem and it sounds by a lovely lady xxx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 29, 2015


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