Who am I ? — by Shriharsh Jahagirdar
by let's OT
Every first ray of sun that falls
Arouses a new beginning, a new journey heralds
A new strength and hope to move
Move ahead in life and need to prove.
With a twinkle in eye and ability in arms,
A quest to do something, to be something that charms
With never ending scope but horizons so near
One finds it a challenge to stand out, out of the lot
A dying desire to be an agent of reform
To be on top and see the worlds transform.
Even I desired, I dared
I dreamt to be a force to change.
To make my very existence worth
I choose a path which a very few have traversed
At one end its art and the other science.
I salute those who use science….and those who use arts
I chose best of both…for being guides of my life’s path
I adore the way stone gets its soul
The way the clay takes the form a bowl
I wonder how a lump of gold is beautified to an ornament….
A bundle of thread is woven to a garment
It is fascinating to see how a body is put to harmony
And to hear how rhymes are set to symphony
How the strokes of color speak language of the heart
This is how life’s expression is portrayed through art.
The science so exciting to see how humans develop
How the nerves and tissues lies under the skins envelope
How our organs and brain work in cooperation
And then how we all learn through exploration
I see those who built those sky touching towers
Those huge machines that have immense powers
Admired who built those bridges which connect two places
Those satellites which revolve around spaces
I am thrilled to see the road spread far and widely
And our lives rushing on them so speedily
Those mix of numbers which make some logic
Looking at those creations it feels like a magic
I wonder how I am different from them
Though a way apart, still I connect and feel the same
The pride that they have of being a man of content, satisfaction and fame
I oath to build someone’s future
Empowered myself to bridge the gap between nature and nurture
I aspire to spread the broad smiles
That will help them thrive for miles
I am determined to share hardships and sorrows
To guide them to the better tomorrow
To show them a new light
To be a part of the life’s flight
May it be an advent of a storm in life or any stressful event
I shall put my entire task together and them I prevent
I can motivate a soul to be something
Using tools, equipments which have some meaning
I can mould the body to stand
Give a supplement to hold a pen in hand
I can teach a weak and disturbed to cope
And begin this journey with a new hope
At the other end, when I see the leaves shedding from life’s tree
I teach them to set their souls free.
I lay my goals so clear
to alleviate them from all their fears
I break the boundaries of the spheres
Reuniting them with their near and peers
It is more than what I earn
To help and learn is what I yearn
Imbibing the knowledge from science
And from arts its creativity
I belong to a field called “Occupational Therapy”
Simplicity, hard work and sincerity is my definition
To work for independence not for just one but for all
Is my dedication!
I AM PROUD TO BE AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST!
—- Shriharsh Jahagirdar ,
Dept of Occupational Therapy,
Seth.G.S.Medical College & K.E.M.H.
( Who am I ? is made into a movie which was presented at EMCON ’10 at Ahmadabad, India)