Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Public School Teachers

We brandish respect
and knowledge
for we are mighty inside.

We forbid no one.
All are welcome
to enter and learn.

We manage this daily
with little compensation
and little complaint.

I challenge you to do the same.

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This poem was written in response to a prompt from Three Word Wednesday: brandish, forbid, and manage.

Paula suggested that this poem might work for the Poetic Asides prompt to write a telling it like it is poem. I agree. Thanks, Paula.


  1. Ah yes, I've 'been there.' Kudos to those who teach!

  2. Hail to teachers,
    mighty mighty teachers!

  3. I knew you two would like this one. Mary and Brenda, thank you. There are a lot of fine teachers out there, past and present. I salute them.