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A Professor Dies While On Duty


Life is so unpredictable.


It is a death  of  profound  grief

a relative, Professor of long years

worked until the  last with a belief

dependence on the children causes a fear

breathed his last  in the most unexpected

not at home or hospital as one would expect

but in the college  where he was respected

lecturing his favorite  solid mechanics subject

slipped and collapsed all of a sudden

a glorious death to a teacher  of five decades

to him the college was the beautiful garden

he  worked even after retirement, not  for fun

the transitoriness of life  shocks   one

the man who is so full of life  and bright

becomes  a corpse  in  a second

Well, that is the truth  many fail to realize

behave rudely, speak ill and are biased

they  live  in faults and sins

dodge and deceive  their own kin

the curse  would befall not only on them

follow Professortheir progeny as well

By meenas17

A lover of classical Carnatic music.
An avid reader, passionate writer, into stocks and investments for livelihood

2 replies on “A Professor Dies While On Duty”

Thank you so much for the kind words and also for speaking so high of my father. It shows your reverence for him. It is so solacing to us while we are bereaving of his loss. Truly, we as a family, appreciate it Aunty.

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