Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

The Keys - Poem by Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

[KEY.. a set of words contained in an answer...the mode of correcting the answer papers in a few state board examinations is by using these keys]

The examiner's work
made simple
the students intelligence
made humble

The answer to a question
made simple
the answer's relevance
made humble

The answer just need to have the 'keys'
so simple
the answer need not make any sense at all
so terrible

The examiner just has to look for the 'keys' in the answer
so simple
the examiner need not even know the basics of the subject
he is terrible

Comments about The Keys by Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

  • (5/30/2009 11:18:00 PM)

    an interesting topic to write on.....lovely..... :) (Report) Reply

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  • (5/15/2009 6:33:00 PM)

    the plight of keys.......a good write.......... (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2009 9:49:00 PM)

    the thief took away the jewal box...the simpleton old man said oh! what if he took away the box? the keys are still with me...keys matter most...unimportantly though...'a keynote' poem...gets 10 (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2009 12:10:00 AM)

    good satire of which I know little of Tests but keys seems a funny way to judge a score,
    good point regards
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  • (4/15/2009 11:09:00 AM)

    Keys, The keys... I think these keys can open any locked door. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (4/15/2009 4:09:00 AM)

    tha examiner need not even know the basics of the subject
    he is terrible....That's the justified trend of today's curirculam..
    open truth
    (Report) Reply

  • Barry A. Lanier (4/15/2009 1:53:00 AM)

    an illustration of technology distancing the teacher from the student, , , eventually all contact will dissipate...and only the words have motion and emotion, , , , maybe poetry can serve a better purpose..... (Report) Reply

  • Ravi A (4/14/2009 11:58:00 AM)

    This can also be a situation. (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2009 3:31:00 PM)

    Excellent satire. Injustice is not very intelligent it would seem.

    Kind regards,

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  • (4/13/2009 11:57:00 AM)

    ha examiner need not even know the basics of the subject
    he is terrible...........lines reflects the sad reality........Good Write..
    (Report) Reply

  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (4/13/2009 2:02:00 AM)

    a truth sweetly told. pl read Visalakshi shan (Report) Reply

  • Chandrashekar A Posy Poet (4/12/2009 11:15:00 PM)

    Lovely write and very true! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (4/12/2009 10:48:00 PM)

    In this fast life of the present generation, calculators and keys pay a significant role. For the previous generation, this kind of facilities were not there either for the students or for the teachers. (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2009 10:48:00 PM)

    great poem. i want to teach someday.. i love teaching.. nice poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Rajkumar Mukherjee (4/11/2009 11:19:00 AM)

    Dear Lakshminarayan,
    You have definitely expressed an unique problem in our education system though in a satirical way.I wish it draws the attention of some one in the authority.The simple words expressing so much deserves A 10(NO KEY FOR THAT)
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  • (4/11/2009 8:47:00 AM)

    your poem catches the irony very well - we are forced to laugh at this painful meaningless process (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2009 6:12:00 AM)

    sam, fantastic have brilliantly displayed the shortcoming of our examination sytem (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Martyres (4/11/2009 5:14:00 AM)

    Very well said Samanyan....Education is becoming a farce...with the keys in can crack any paper..10+ (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2009 1:56:00 AM)

    Aptitude testing is getting to the point where college-entry testing just a matter of a students ability to make tuition payments. Serious writing skills have become a thing of the past. (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2009 1:38:00 AM)

    he is terrible..
    It is simple true for poets, and - very painful moment, ,10..
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 11, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 18, 2009

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