To The Students Poem by Jazib Kamalvi

To The Students

Rating: 4.5

I am present in your blood,
You will never wash out me.

I am ocean you are flood,
You can never lash out me.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: education,graduation
Recited at a farewell ceremony of B.Ed. students at G.C.E.T.
Maakomele Manaka 29 March 2017

I like how simple this poem is, and yet the sentiments it expresses are not as simple as its form. You will never wash out can never lash out me was the swapping in the figures of speech deliberate? For instance, ...wash me out as opposed to...wash out me. Although, the english language does not belong to the english anymore. The language intergrated with native languages, the workings of the grammar, to some extent, it very much belongs to people who have made english their own. So, this is what came to mind when reading those two lines...

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Mihai Brinas 15 May 2021

A really beautifully written quick read.

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Patricia Joan Jones 10 April 2020

Brilliant and memorable work!

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Jazib Kamalvi 08 August 2020

Dear Patricia Joan Jones! Thank you so much for your words.

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Mark Peterson 19 December 2019

Very short and sweet, well done

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Jazib Kamalvi 19 December 2019

Dear Mark! Thank you so much for your nice words.

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Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer Channel 06 September 2019

Simple and beautiful lines, thank you poet.

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Jazib Kamalvi 06 September 2019

Dear Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer! Thank you so much.

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Joan Woodbridge 21 August 2019

This is a profound poem. And true! As a teacher myself, I never thought of it the way you do. thanks for opening m mind. Joan Woodbrdge

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Jazib Kamalvi 22 August 2019

Dear Joan! I am grateful for your kind words.

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