Today as you ought to go,
We want you to know…
Well yes!! We are aware.
Accolades and adulation have always made you glare.
Humble as you have always been…
But this time we have got to say it and we are really keen.
We have experienced your commitment and honor to your duty,
We have witnessed you execute with courage, conviction and tenacity.
We have admired your powerful persona,
all pragmatic & par-excellence.
And we consider ourselves extremely privileged,
to have had your able guidance.
We will miss your fine example.
We will miss the wisdom you gave.
Our pleasant memories of you,
We will cherish and carefully save.
Well…Good byes are not forever.
& Good byes are not the end.
They simply mean we will miss you.
Until we meet again
So we wish you Dear Sir…
All success in whatever you do,
& we pray for your wellbeing all life through!!
This was a poem I wrote for a wonderful Teacher who taught more than just lessons to us. He Taught us Life. But I could never muster courage to give that to him on the last day of our class.
Yet that turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as I had to mail this to him later, when my friend coaxed me relentlessly. I got a wonderful reply that I have been reading for more than 300 times in the last 365 days that passed 🙂
His thoughtful reply has seen me go from success to failure with equal enthusiasm and equanimity. While his words echo in my ears…“Give yourself the freedom to fail and let the fear of failure not hold you back. Give it your best and let destiny decide the rest.”
Well Sir, I have given myself this freedom, much more than you could have ever advised me to 😛
But then despite those failures, I have always felt that atleast I haven’t held myself back!
Many teachers came and went by, while I went on from being shy to reticent.
Neither Me, Nor could they, create a space for each other in our heads and hearts. They struggled to forget my name, as much as I do today to remember theirs! 😛 They made me feel pathetic, Terrible.
But Sir, with you…My Name becomes a symphony when you remember and call out. It’s a splendid surprise to think that amongst the thousands of students you have taught over the years, you cared to remember mine…
That moment I want to do all the hard work in the world and do all the Good work on this Earth and make you Proud of me…as much as I am proud of you today. And then I want you to remember my name for ever 🙂
And Sir, with this, you transform me from Terrible to Terrific.
Perhaps that is what a Teacher is all about… Pure and Godly.
So Sir, I wish… I live up to your hopes and…
this Teacher’s Day,
I just want to say..
HAPPY TEACHER’S DAY TO THE BEST TEACHER ON EARTH!
HAPPY TEACHER’S DAY, SHABBIR SIR!!