Today, we celebrate ‘Guru Purnima‘ in India. A celebration to pay our respect to our teachers (Gurus). Humbly, I don’t consider just my academic teachers as my Gurus. Each and everyone who has ever crossed paths with me in life, has been a teacher in a way or the other. This is dedicated to them; each of them.
My First Steps were Shaky,
Far from what they may Seem Now.
Fear, too, Could’ve well taken me Over,
Had it not been for You not to Allow.
Holding my Finger,
Bolstering me with your Smile,
You absorbed my Fears,
You wiped my Tears.
I could’ve Vanished in a Jiffy,
Had it not been for Your Ease.
Sorry is not Enough, but Please,
For all my Mischiefs,
For being a Tease.
I could never thank you Enough
For Nurturing a Tiny seed’s Nub,
Till it turned into a Flowery Shrub.
I would be callously Honest, my Dear,
You were a pain in the face too, at times.
But I wouldn’t Grouse,
For in the Darkest of the Days,
You’ve been my Lighthouse.
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