Teacher

Teacher

The poem below was written a couple of decades ago as my tribute to my teachers. I believe it still has some relevance today that is why I have decided to share it with my readers.

Teacher

Thou who workest in the rejected
Profession today
Thou whose work was once
Esteemed
Thou who once lived in societal
Adulation
Thou who wast consulted everywhere
Thou who brought the chalk and board
Profession glory

Today, thou standest almost in oblivion
Today thou art underpaid
Today thy students are rude to you
Today thy pupils are ungrateful
Today thy future is so insecure
Today thou appearest like someone
From a lost age

But it is to thee O mentor, instructor
Lecturer, counselor
I give my paen today
For where would I fain be
Except for what you patiently
Imparted to me
(11/6/91)

Teacher

Thou who workest in the rejected
Profession today
Thou whose work was once
Esteemed
Thou who once lived in societal
Adulation
Thou who wast consulted everywhere
Thou who brought the chalk and board
Profession glory

Today, thou standest almost in oblivion
Today thou art underpaid
Today thy students are rude to you
Today thy pupils are ungrateful
Today thy future is so insecure
Today thou appearest like someone
From a lost age

But it is to thee O mentor, instructor
Lecturer, counselor
I give my paen today
For where would I fain be
Except for what you patiently
Imparted to me
(11/6/91)

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