Treasure Island

Susan T. Aparejo

(Dec.09, / Gingoog City, Philippines)

Hero In the Classroom


A simple being, hero in the classrooms,
Pen and lesson plans are his tools
In imparting knowledge to his learners
a father/ mother of almost sixty.

Teaching children of not his blood,
Nurturing then of knowledge flood,
Burning midnight candles,
Doesn't matter all,
their achievements are his goal.

Addressing different learning styles,
With various teaching aids on files,
Preparing a friendly atmosphere,
Even none from his relatives care.

The forgotten hero in the classroom,
Toiling overtime forgetting time,
You wonder he is paid under time,
Job unrecognized, being late recognized.

Shock absorber of children's home dilemma,
Protector of children's right,
One lose footing is and err to faulty eyes,
the blame of one, an eraser of myriad works.

He is a hero, the invincible child's dream designer,
His music is the melodious children's laughter,
His destiny is to deal a challenge every year,
His joy is the star of diploma in each students' finger.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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  • Audrey Heller (7/18/2009 9:19:00 PM)

    A wonderful tribute, to all teachers! Many, have made a big difference in our lives, for without their knowledge and guidness, where would, we be! It's because of them, we can read, write and go on to greater challanges! A very lovely, dedication! (Report) Reply

  • Siglinde Good (7/17/2009 11:47:00 AM)

    'His music is the melodious childrens laughter' - what a beautiful phrase. An awe inspiring piece, that everyone, particularly us westerners, should read to open all those blind eyes...
    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. (Report) Reply

  • Midnight Writer (7/17/2009 10:11:00 AM)

    Great poem, props to great teachers, I have been a teacher myself, so that is very inspiring. Sometimes you don't feel like you are making a positive difference in the classroom, but if one is pure in their intentions, it always gets through to the kids. My class was a testimony to that. My students still remember me years after I went. (Report) Reply

  • Carmen Johnson (7/17/2009 10:09:00 AM)

    Seems as though you know the flight of an educator well. Come visit an comment on my poetry as well. Although most of mine is not uplifting, you might like Lullibies and sweet soft tears. and Sugar in the sugar bowl. they are two of my favorites. (Report) Reply

  • Laurel Larison (7/17/2009 10:01:00 AM)

    Very well written and expressed. I would like to ask this is a teacher of course but in your line in search of the diploma in finger maybe say searches for a diploma that reaches to the stars... how is that? (Report) Reply

  • Emma Hannon (7/17/2009 9:56:00 AM)

    i would like to start off on saying thank you for reading my poem and for your comment! your poem is excellent! it was amazing! reading it made me want to cry because it is so real! you can picture in your head of the story that your poem is telling! its beautiful! well done! (Report) Reply

  • ~ Jon London ~ (7/17/2009 9:43:00 AM)

    Knowledge is power, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing....but when used in the correct manner.....the possibilities are endless....wonderful piece to share...10++ from me Susan......keep them coming my friend (Report) Reply

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