"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dear Teachers Past,

Dear Teachers Past,

You were all liars.
You told me that I was good at nothing.
You told me I would never be anything.
That I aimed too high.
You judged me by the colour of my skin.
You were scared of what I could and could not do.

Dear Teachers Past,
I'll never forget you.
And I hope to give you cause never to forget me.

Dear Teachers Present,

Some of you have never let me down.
Some of you believed in me.
Some of you I love with all my heart.
But the rest
Tried to pull me down.
You are scared of how bold I have become.

Dear Teachers Present,
I'll never forget you.
And I hope to give you cause never to forget me.

Dear Teachers Future,
I'm quite looking forward to you.
I hope to leave behind the liars of past and present,
I hope to take with me those who inspired me,
And I swear I will do you proud.
To teachers I have yet to love,
I trust we'll be good friends.
To teachers I have loved,
I'll never forget,
How you helped me up,
Every time I was pushed to the ground.

Dear Teachers Future,
I...look forward to you.
And I hope you look forward to me.

1 comment:

Adelaide Dupont said...

This would be a really good poem for a teacher to put on a fridge wall and think about.

If you want to be an inspiring teacher, you can do one simple thing.

Don't lie to your students, whatever you may do with the administration or the parents.