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W-My Teacher - the Master of simplification

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W-My Teacher - the Master of simplification

The result of my last year high school was out
And was sad, dejected as I got the second top
Losing the scholarship for further study scope
As my dad had no means for college no doubt.

As entered my house, saw my teacher with dad
Both of them chatting laughing in a happy mood
The teacher said, “Get prepared for college soon”
You got the scholarship though you second stand.

After my door opener left, dad told me the story
The teacher knew about the top ranker’s wish
For not going further for the college education.
As a result, the teacher approached the committee.
Proving the teacher is more important than teach
An enemy of simplism but master of simplification.


* The Italian sonnet with abba, abba, cdecde rhymescheme

Full based on a true event of 1954:
A tribute to my late teacher Shri Damodar Dave of N.D.H.High School, Dwarka,
Gujarat, India.
Reposted on 912-13
First place win
Contest: Your old favourite poem by Judy Connos
Dr. Ram Mehta,
July 13, 2011

First Place win in:
Contest: "The Right Time" sponsored by Michael J. Falotico

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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 12:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. Thank you for sharing this wonderful and inspirational story

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 11:07:00 PM
    A great message of hope and perseverance, proving that no matter what happens we should never give up! Very good work! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you very much for the kind congrats!

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:38:00 AM
    hi ram, congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 1:23:00 AM
    Congrats on your win as well Dr Ram

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Congrats on your first win Dr.Ram :D, really a heartfelt one :)

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 12:27:00 PM
    All the poetry submitted was heartfelt. From love throughout life to love in the depths of death with reflections of nature. You are all deserving First Place Winners and I thank you for entering your favorites in my contest.

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 12:34:00 AM
    Now did you say my tongue twister SUPER fast? If you did it that way and did not mess up the six sick phrases, that's awesome!

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 12:33:00 AM
    HOw nice for you that this happened, Dr. Ram. I had not seen this one before. Congratulations. I see it ranked TOP!!

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 2:55:00 PM
    OH.! and thank yu for your kind attention..

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 2:53:00 PM
    I am happy to read of this fortunate happening Dr Ram, i think i have read somthing of this in an earlier post you did..

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 8:42:00 AM
    Interesting work..Congrats on your win in the contest..Sara

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 8:58:00 PM
    I loved the true story! Congrats on the win!Keep'em comming, Dan

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 7:41:00 PM
    always as plessure to read your work dr.ram love duncan and ceizar

  1. Date: 7/18/2011 8:18:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Dr. Ram in the contest of Michael J Falotico "The Right Time" Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 4:34:00 PM
    Sensational tribute DR. Ram. Many congrats on your WELL DESERVED FIRST PLACE WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 3:09:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first place win. Great poem. Lee

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 12:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first place win in this contest 'the right time'. Enjoyed the sonnet and tribute to your teacher. Love, Glenna

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 8:44:00 AM
    Dr. Ram, I feel honored sharing the spot with your. Especially with this beautiful piece you wrote :) Many congratulations to you ;-)

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 6:29:00 AM
    See, you won the first place!!! This is very strong poem, Dr. Ram. Congratulations! :)

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 6:02:00 AM
    dr. ram.. a fine tribute! cheery kudos to you for the amazing award!! :) huggs