Dear Students, Hear the Truth

March 2, 2023

Dear Students, Hear the Truth
No one wins every game,
No one grabs all the names of fame,
Nobody gets a medal all the time,
No one owns all the pricey prizes.

No one can steal your endeavor,
Nobody can shatter your inborn title, “A Winner”,
Some things bring us to the peak, others show us setbacks and struggles,
Winners fail multiple attempts prior to creating successful rhymes.

On this journey of learning, stay with your wills,
Refine your skills,
En route be sure to enjoy the thrills,
Passing through the valley is must prior to reaching the hills.

On the field of examination game,
There isn’t a need for anyone to feel shame,
Whether you score full, half or nil,
Your worth as an individual remains the same.
In a world of illusions gains and losses make living interesting,
A balance of both creates meaning,
From a standard of comparison, all become losers,
Look with a grateful mind to find things that bring you your unique pride.

Winning is a story, losing is also a story,
Hence, for a tiny setback do not feel sorry,
With each fall, we progress towards the way of glory,
In a life of multiple possibilities, there isn’t a need to feel scary.

The stories of Tom, Dick, and Harry come to surprise or inspire,
They may not be your realities,
In a rat race of tests and marks,
Never forget your own gifted sparks.

Who says you shouldn’t focus on the grades?
But make sure in the name of the exam, no smile fades,
Exams of life come without papers and necessitate hard work,
Your breath of contentment is the proof of ultimate success.

Humans are not robots of perfection, but are born for performance,
Billions of moments, thousands of days bring multiple opportunities to shine,
Under the velocity of scholastic anxiety, don’t get swept away from the shore,
Remember, there is more to life than mere academic score.

Hard work is a must,
If that doesn’t work, then staying hopeful is next,
What always works best is a resilient mindset,
Self-labeling as a failure is unquestionably a myth.



By Ajai Rodrigues
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Comment on this article

  • Ajai Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 06 2023

    Dear Rita,many thanks for your note.Thanks to your previous comments too. Dear Willi Uncle thanks for the appreciation.

  • William Rodrigues, Jayanagar, Bangalore

    Mon, Mar 06 2023

    Dear Ajai, very motivating and superb article..(poem). Congratulations. Keep posting such articles. God bless you.

  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Mar 05 2023

    Well written.Now I know why I dont win lottery,never succeed.But I am not sorry for not being rich .Still happy that God let me live so long.wish you for your further writings.

  • Ajai Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 05 2023

    Asha,Thanks for your comments.Avinash,Santhosh,Reynold and Godwin your comments add fuel to my thoughts and writings.I'm glad you liked the poem.It was my effort to inspire our young friends who are hyper stressed in the name of exam.

  • Godwin, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 04 2023

    Very well narrated true and inspiring story of life. Behind every successful journey always there will be failure tales. Person who embraces failure and looks for fortune with correct mindset and hard work will reach the goal and destiny. Thanks Ajay Keep up the good work and Writing. God bless you

  • Reynold, Mangalore/Canada

    Fri, Mar 03 2023

    Very true, Success and failure are part of life. To be succeed we have to keep trying.

  • santosh kumar, So well written Ajay

    Thu, Mar 02 2023

    This is best song for the time needed most …. Keep writing …

  • Avinash, Bangalore

    Thu, Mar 02 2023

    Well written message to all . Every words in this poem has great weightage, These lines must apply to every age. Be open minded and Do not keep your thinking inside cage.

  • Asha Monteiro, Ukkinadka, Kasaragod

    Thu, Mar 02 2023

    Wow!!! Real inspiration to know one's self worth.... irrespective of external achievements.

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