Elena Plotkin

To The Teacher - Poem by Elena Plotkin

To the teacher who said 'I can't do that.'
To the one who said 'I shouldn't do that.'
To the teacher who said 'I could do anything.'
To the one who said 'I should do something.'
To the teacher who said 'I should look before I jump.'
To the one who said 'I should never ever give up.'
To the teacher who said 'I should think for myself.'
To the one who said 'to think of someone other than myself.'
To all those teachers and to teachers everywhere,
Thank God you were around to really care.

(c) 2013 copyright Elena Plotkin

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I ask forgiveness for using my poetic license to replace the word leap with jump.

Comments about To The Teacher by Elena Plotkin

  • Gold Star - 10,881 Points Allotey Abossey (5/25/2015 2:36:00 PM)

    Thanks, we are proud of you, Elena. At least someone appreciates us. Teaching is my hobby. I teach the little opportunity I get. God bless you (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,946 Points Khairul Ahsan (11/25/2013 11:17:00 AM)

    Nice tribute! Good to see a poem of yours after a gap of sorts. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 22, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 28, 2014

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