A Teacherís Day

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Old 24-Oct-2010
A Teacherís Day

By Pedro R. Santos

The bell chimes harmoniously
At the door they pass by me
A simple, hardly-heard ďgímorningĒ
And they secure their favorite seats

Some hand in their homework
Some give only excuses
I explain the meanings and uses
Of the new words on the board

The tardy come in disrupting
Everybodyís concentration
I have to issue detentions
To deter its repetition

Heís got no paper to write on
Sheís got no pencil to write with
They all blame it on their parents, the weather, their pets
They EVEN blame it on me

After these few inconveniences
They all get their work done
They have learned a few things
They are ready to go home

Now Iím grading papers and planning a new lesson
Satisfied with whatís so far been attained
Tomorrow theyíll come to me again
And they surely learn some more

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