Hasmukh Amathalal

Gold Star - 506,061 Points (17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

Where All Your Teeth? - Poem by Hasmukh Amathalal

"Grandpa, where all your teeth have done"
I was taken a back for query taken
She was my grand daughter asking where about
Of teeth that had fallen or faced route

I regained some confidence
Took to courage and faced
All her questions
And started to speak with clear mention

May be they are all shunted out
I told with clear voice for their fall out
"They were shaking and causing me pain"
So I did away with their whole chain

"Your eyes too look so big in glass"
Why do I find it enlarged with typical class?
I had kept ready made answer
She was not convinced but did not push further

"Your vision gets blurred"
"So new sets of glasses are offered"
I tried to make it look simple
She kept quiet and did not put me in trouble

Grandpa, you are kind and generous
Everybody respects as you seem to be famous
I was little bit elated with her innocence
She was altogether perfect in her brilliance

I could see happiness rush on my face
The children were around for all such grace
I have complete control over my utterances
As I take no exception to any occasion for such chances

Children are eager to know about our past
How did we spend our youth and last?
What was the situation at that time?
And so on for their eagerness sometimes

You may be trapped for your ignorance
If you slip your tongue even at once
They may quote you with same sentence
Such is the child's mind with unique presence

Comments about Where All Your Teeth? by Hasmukh Amathalal

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/24/2012 6:27:00 PM)

    Re: Where all your teeth? (Score: 1)
    by royst on Friday, August 24,2012 (11: 31: 20)
    i like this...
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/24/2012 6:23:00 PM)


    Sir, you've depicted a clear portrait of the buds; their crystal-clear mind and inquisitiveness.

    Jayakrishnan.S., Nileshwar, Kasaragod dist.
    Aug 24,2012
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/22/2012 10:53:00 PM)

    Aparna Pathak this is such a sweet poem........every child should read it..atleast i will ask my kids to read this..... :)
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/22/2012 9:21:00 PM)

    ueeny Gona Ha ha! Enjoyed throught out the read. Refreshments once in a while amidts our serious thoughts. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/22/2012 7:08:00 PM)

    Vensan Kamberk ?'unique presence' is right Hasmukh, what a lovely poem, also benevolent.6 hours ago ·

    Patrick Daniel Read, Allen Wilbert and Joolz Slaughter like this.
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/22/2012 7:08:00 PM)

    Patrick Daniel Read lol... nice..3 hours ago · Like (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/22/2012 7:08:00 PM)

    Efe Light Sakpere Hahahaha. Funny poem but there's truth in it - when we grow old; we may lose some teeth, if nt all; walk wt cane 2 steady our gait, use lense 2 aid our sight, even use ear aids 2 assist our hearing. Hahahahaha.... about an hour ago via mobile · (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/22/2012 8:08:00 AM)

    Udita Garg a refreshing poem in the sense that it reflects on what the younger generation might think of the older with the elders seemingly perplexed about answeing questions. we are so habitual of hearing commentaries about the youth, this is a nice poetic change!
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/22/2012 8:08:00 AM)

    Heather Burns Who is more loving and supportive than grandpa. No one? Respectful him is necessary. nice writing Hasmukh. hb
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/22/2012 12:13:00 AM)


    Michael FisherLess than a minute ago
    keep up the wo
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/22/2012 12:07:00 AM)

    I like this one

    Kaisha BourqueLess than a minute ago
    Great work and yes children ask a lot of question I know mine do keep up the work
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/22/2012 12:05:00 AM)

    “Grandpa, where all your teeth have done”
    I was taken a back for query taken
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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