Modern day Knight
I call myself a modern day knight for they call me ‘Sir’,
The sword of knowledge do I hold
To chop off ignorance in those naïve faces,
Their heads, which lie on their shoulder.
My purpose is noble and civilised manners do I nurture
In their young mind the honesty of truth.
I teach them how to shield themselves
From the apprehensive torrent of this unforgiving world.
The armour that I wear is stronger than the toughest metal
For it is smitten by love and care.
And it shines even in the darkest hour
Reminiscence of the goodness that it bestowed upon humanity.
Every day I shout in the class as if I am crying out a Battle Cry.
Every day I toil, sleepless nights do I spend
To prepare for polishing my young warriors to face life
This seems no less than a battle.
I give, I take, I teach and learn, I toil, I suffer, I enforce, I care
And at the end of each day my reward is being called ‘Sir’.
There is a profound expression
On their faces when they utter the word ‘Sir’ and
It gives me hope and inspiration to continue on my journey.
This journey in life with young faces
Who like the spring blossoms bloom at the break of dawn.
The day is breaking and it is full of hope.
Life is full of beginnings; it’s only that one has to realize its existence…
I can feel, I am learning, I am becoming wiser.
And I have my emotions and a heart for this profession.