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Surfer's poem: The Teacher

The teacher looked ahead with misgivings, but with hope, would the way be smooth or rough..., writes Renu Khandelwal. Your contribution.

india Updated: Sep 11, 2006 15:51 IST

 
The teacher looked ahead with misgivings, but with hope.
Would the way be smooth or rough,
Would it end in success or failure,
And she stood and looked wondered.
And a voice said, answering: "There will b no end".
 
And the teacher smiled and said
"I know it will end. I may teach one year, two years,
Or possibly many years.
But this I know: Someday it will end"
And the teacher went forward to teach.
 
And many gathered around her,
And they all had to need learn.
And the teacher looked into their eyes and desired to fill their needs
And she taught them with mind and heart and voice -
A mind filled with knowledge,
A voice of wisdom.
And a heart overflowing with love.
 
Then life changed and the teacher taught no more.
No more eager student gather around her.
 
"It has ended," said the teacher, continuing on the road of life.
"This is the end of my teaching." And she believed this until…
 
A doctor stood and said: "I am here because this teacher taught me." 
 
A lawyer stood and said: "I am here because this teacher taught me."
 
An astronaut stood and said: "I am here because this teacher taught me."
 
An engineer stood and said: "I am here because this teacher taught me."
 
A teacher stood and said: "I am here because this teacher taught me."
 
And many others stood in good position and said 
  "I am here because this teacher taught me."
 
And this is the result of teacher's hard work
And their over-flowing love for students.
And teacher smiled and said.
"There is no end of my teaching."
 
Renu Khandelwal
Rotary Public School, Gurgaon