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Kintsukuroi

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Kintsukuroi

Kintsukuroi
I was hit by an elbow of a man 
While I was catching a bus for my duties
Lost three of my front upper teeth
Appearance was of the utmost importance
As I was a university teacher. 
Luckily it was a vacation time, no lectures
And was busy examining the answer-books.
Earlier to that I had lost my two crown teeth
And one of my students once remarked
Sir, your face looks so thin as if it is
Replaced and fixed on your healthy stout body.
But never paid attention to the hint in the remark
Immediately I consulted my personal dentist
And he advised me to go for the fixtures
Summer vacation and all the time for that.
As the vacation was about to reopen
My face transformed looking young
No pain but a perfect smile
My students in the class amazed.
After the class was over that student
Came and said “ Sir,You don’t look your age
Smarter and younger ever before.

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Date 12-30-13
Dr. Ram Mehta
Contest: Kinsukuroi by Roy Jerden

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  1. Date: 1/19/2014 5:32:00 AM

    Amazing how our outward appearance has such an effect on our inner well being also...interesting piece....

  1. Date: 1/17/2014 7:53:00 PM

    Thanks for participating in the Kintsukuroi contest!

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 7:18:00 PM

    gosh, I have no idea about this contest, but if you did what he instructed, that is awesome. I will have to go back and read the rules again!!!

  1. Date: 12/31/2013 10:08:00 PM

    Happy New Year Dr. glad this poem had a happy ending... keep up that smile.

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta Date: 1/1/2014 12:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 4:30:00 PM

    Glad that your misadventure had a good ending Doc, a very happy new year to you...peter

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta Date: 1/1/2014 12:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year, Peter
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 4:14:00 PM

    Happy New Year my friend [there's nothing like a toothy grin] Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/31/2013 1:16:00 PM

    Wishing you a wonderful Year... Dr....... SKAT

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta Date: 1/1/2014 12:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year, Skat
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 9:08:00 AM

    that must have been a painfull elbow hit. Now it must feel good,getting a nice comnent from your student' Thanks for sharing the story, God bless you. Erich. Happy New Year!

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta Date: 1/1/2014 12:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year, Erich
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 7:36:00 AM

    I hope your student got an A+ Dr. Ram! Ha-ha! The ancient Greeks used to say that nothing bad exists without some good to come out of it! I wish you and to yours Happy New Year full of health and happiness!

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta Date: 1/1/2014 12:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year, Demetrios
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 7:08:00 AM

    Good write, Doc! Happy New Year! Jimbo

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta Date: 1/1/2014 12:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year, Jimbo
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 4:45:00 AM

    - Hi Dr. Ram...younger smile...younger soul :))) - Well written. - Just a few words to you the last day of the year 2013 - Looking forward to a nice friendship and many new poems from you in the new year 2014! - I wish you and your family all the best for the new year. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta Date: 1/1/2014 12:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year, Anne
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 4:36:00 AM

    Happy New Year , Dr. Ram !! Do tell me your plans for New Year ! May this year bring lots of love , blessings , and fulfill many wishes and yes , lots of HAPPINESS !!! A wonderful write !! Love and smiles , Saanvi :))

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta Date: 1/1/2014 12:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year,Saanvi
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 1:27:00 PM

    Public appearances... so awkward when people only notice one's teeth, or lack there of. Enjoyed your write !!

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta Date: 1/1/2014 12:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year, Debra
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 12:09:00 PM

    Yeah!! Bonus from getting new teeth..Interesting work..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta Date: 1/1/2014 12:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year, sara
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 10:43:00 AM

    Having a wonderful smile can mean the world to a person. I loved reading this. Thank you Dr Ram....Roger

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta Date: 1/1/2014 12:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year, Roger