Aswathi Nair K

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~~~ The Everlasting Smile ~~~ - Poem by Aswathi Nair K

She greeted everyone with a beaming smile -
the smile of joy, the smile of affection -
that could transform the gloomiest gesture
into an aura of joy.
She was a friend, a teacher, a companion.
She mesmerized everyone with her words -
the golden beads of love, knowledge and thoughts.
Assiduous and genial - that’s her in two words.
She was committed to make
young minds, bright minds.
Her aim was noble; her actions reliable.
But alas there was a becalm….

It so happened that she
who was the patron of history
was steered through the hallway of life and death.
“Never give up “, she used to say
when we had enough of
the battles with our text-books.
And that’s what she did………
She fought against the troops
of death and held on……….
As history says, “beware of the ides of March”,
She left us all to be near God,
to guide us, from His kingdom in the sky.
Not that we loved her less
but God loved her more.
She smiles at us everyday
as the brightest star in the cool night sky.
She is now far far away
but yet very close to our hearts.

The void her untimely departure has created
can never be filled again.
But we have to move on
‘cause that’s what she wanted us to do.
Even when in her aeon of sleep,
she had that smile – that everlasting smile –
the smile of hope, the smile of consolation.

Comments about ~~~ The Everlasting Smile ~~~ by Aswathi Nair K

  • Jazib Kamalvi (10/29/2017 3:31:00 AM)

    A great start with a nice poem, Aswathi. You may like to read my poem, Love and Lust. Thanks (Report) Reply

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  • Jaishree Nair (9/28/2015 3:35:00 AM)

    A child's love towards her teacher is vividly expressed. Being a teacher I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Her untimely departure has created a void but life has to move on.She must have been a great person to evoke such emotions in her student.May her soul rest in peace. Thank you.Keep writing.You have that talent. (Report) Reply

  • (7/12/2008 2:04:00 AM)

    A beautifully and serenely expressed tribute, to a very very special teacher, I think!

    You do have the gift of expression! All the best!
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  • (6/30/2008 12:42:00 PM)

    This is really a kind of eulogy. Written well, as most are. The important thing in this piece is the title and the closing with the title. This closes the circle. That
    is what gives it my normal high score of 9. Wonderfully done.

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  • (6/29/2008 4:50:00 AM)

    wonderful and sensitive poem
    I expect to see more from your pen in times to come
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  • (6/28/2008 10:10:00 PM)

    ...Not that we loved her less
    but God loved her more...
    good lines these... good sincere heart felt write...
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  • (6/28/2008 12:47:00 PM)

    strong poem.....the power of the smile..leaves an impression on the heart and soul..not just in the mind.....clear remarkable composition..nicely penned

    best wishes
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 26, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 13, 2009

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