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The Monday Poem > Education Gives Us........ - Poem by Hasmukh Amathalal (9th Oct 2017)

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Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11721 comments Mod
Does the education give us more knowledge?
Make intelligence sharp to cut the edge?
Does it inspire intelligentsia to take more pledge?
Is it simply the symbolic gesture in form of badge?

Common sense is prevalent in living body
Can best be used by individual or anybody
What matters most is its application
Wrong use of it may lead to suffocation

Education or knowledge gives you eye to watch
Nose and ears with extra sense to catch
Quarrels avoided and may show the way to patch
Lead to big yield and without proving match

Illiterates have common sense and ability to lead
All the times they will need guidance and feed
Literates can think well ahead and act
Balance approach and enough time to react

Knowledge and power leads to smartness and elegance
It may look as if air is filled with fragrance
Wherever you go, leave the lasting impression
Saves you from down fall and forceful emersion

Nothing to match with ideas and its execution
Nothing will be had even if you to go any institution
It is self assertion and simple approach to solution
Hard even it may be, complete answer with logical dilution

May need its proper use and application
Will earn you laurels and visible citation
Certificates of work and good appreciation
Choosing of correct path with slight or no deviation

It is not easy to go all alone
Enough try to dislodge you with effect of cyclone
Will have to stand on the patchy ground
Act swiftly and fast with little or slight sound

Only knowledge on paper or in mind will not prove
Degrees and qualifications may not lead and improve
Your actions and work may find objection and disapproval
Cry from all over for disqualification and removal

It is like both the side of the coin
Proper use and missteps foil
Image building with strong resolve
Thwarting attempts and finally dissolved

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Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11721 comments Mod
Apologies for the lateness of my poem, haven't been well and have been focusing on going back to university, so that's my poem this week focuses on the idea of education

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Leslie | 15985 comments Interesting poem Alannah! And I hope that you are feeling better.

As a science person, my college education certainly did give me more knowledge, knowledge that would have been difficult to obtain on my own (especially the lab skills). But I can understand why the author raises the question.

B the BookAddict (bthebookaddict) | 8315 comments Very good, Alannah.

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Greg | 7511 comments Mod
Thanks for posting Alannah! - it's a perpetual balance between knowledge/intelligence and common sense. They definitely don't always come together, and both are necessary!!

I wonder if this poem is translated. Where did you find it?

message 6: by Joan (new)

Joan Thanks Alannah - I hope you settle in to University and also feel better soon.

I liked the energy in this poem. I was drawn into the poet’s struggle to explain why success requires education, common sense, and “proper use and application” .

Can anyone interpret (missteps foil), I don’t understand that part.

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Greg | 7511 comments Mod
Joan wrote: "Thanks Alannah - I hope you settle in to University and also feel better soon.

I liked the energy in this poem. I was drawn into the poet’s struggle to explain why success requires education, comm..."

I'm a little confused about that part and a couple others too Joan! That's one of the reasons I was wondering if it was a translation - the syntax is sometimes a little tangled/difficult to unravel.

message 8: by Joan (new)

Joan I googled him and found he has quite a few poems on PoemHunter. His bio says he served in the Indian Airforce, so he may write in English or maybe not.

message 9: by Gill (new)

Gill | 5720 comments I found this poem very interesting. Lots to think about! Thanks Alannah.

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