An Ode To The Exemplary Visionary – Dr. S Radhakrishnan


Into the blossom of the one great sea
Flow streams that come from the hills on every side
Change is the only permanent feel
Taking life’s lessons in your stride

The worst sinner has a future
Even as the greatest saint has had a past
Are you ready to capture
Your goals, as you walk on a squiggly but steady path

When we think we know
We cease to learn
That which you allow to flow
Has to someday in the learning pot, churn

A life of joy and happiness is possible
Only on the basis of knowledge and science
When learning is counted as inexhaustible
Only then can you be called wise

Books are the means
By which we build bridges between cultures
In this deep dark world, only literacy gleams
One has to toil endlessly to carve memorable sculptures

We must recall humanity to those moral roots
From which both order and freedom spring
In order to cultivate rich fruits
Teachers must plant healthy seeds right at the beginning

Love is stronger than hate
If this does not inspire
Of what use are the credentials and grades
When one fails in life, despite

Teachers are the nations hope of bringing joy, peace, and progress
When each student understands this thought
He becomes thoroughly equipped
To win every battle fought

Kavita Panyam