The Teacher Whispers Within…

A tribute to the ‘Teacher’ within each of us, on the occasion of Teacher’s Day, in India, by Maya. It’s the birthday of a great teacher, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (5 September, 1888 – 17 April, 1975), an Indian philosopher and statesman, the second President of India from 1962 to 1967. We, at Different Truths, pay homage to all our teachers.

There burns in each heart 
the desire, deep seated, 
to own someone, 
to be owned. 

Someone to share with, 
A shoulder to lean on, 
cry your heart out…
To admit ‘I was wrong.’

There are moments however, 
You feel alone, 
So terribly alone. 
Your eyes, 
a lake of anguish. 

Suicidal thoughts overpower, 
not a thing, 
seems worthwhile. 

All you need, 
Just be yourself. 

Nothing else, 

No one else. 

such be the moments, 
there whispers, 
The ‘Teacher’ within, 
that might lead your soul, 
to enlightenment. 

Grasp the moment! 
Don’t let it go! 

For, that’s when… 
You refuse to float on. 
You refuse to play the roles. 

You are detached. 
A spectators of life. 
Not a player. 

At least for the time being. 

You retrospect, 
Know, where were you wrong. 

You can see, 
The Broken Coriolanus inside. 

The ‘Teacher’ dwells within. 

Infrequent glimpses though. 
The glimpses of divinity! 

Next time, 
when you have the fit… 

Let it encompass, 
Let it envelope, 
Let it overpower. 

Bask in. 

Who knows, 
When do you have it next! 

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Celebrating Teachers Day in India

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday is celebrated as Teachers Day in India

©Maya Khandelwal

Pix from Net.

Maya Khandelwal

Maya Khandelwal

Maya, happily married to writing, is a published author of three books- My favourite Mistake Ever, Just Zindagi and A Beautiful Mistake. She’s alsoco-authored I Am a Woman, a tribute to Kamala Das. She’s been a regular contributor at blogsand e- magazines like Womanatics, Bonbology, Learning and Creativity etc. A passionate lover of nature, she can commune with it for hours. Nature, in its various guises, enthrals her.
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