I Am A Teacher

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
~Karl Menninger

Glancing into my world, the observant sees…
Students seeking guidance
A sea of eyes filled with determination, defiance, and delight
Rooms filled with distinct personalities begging to be noticed
Adolescents bombarded with issues searching for approval
Bright minds daring me to challenge them
I accept…
I am a teacher

Drifting through the halls, the intent listener will hear…
Students voicing opinions, learning how to support them
The creaking of minds opening to new concepts
Ideas being absorbed within the walls of the classroom
Discussions full of insightful comments, shouts of celebration for a job well done
The tones of student voices noting signs of frustration or joy
I listen…
I am a teacher

Gurgling inspiration runs deep, I feel…
The uncertainty of students venturing into adulthood
A passion for teaching each morning as I step before my audience
An impression that I can make a difference one baby step at a time
As if I can never obtain enough knowledge, I must keep learning
Anguish, sometimes caring more than a heart can bear
I have faith…
I am a teacher

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About batikmania

Love culture in general. Love live as it is universal. Love Allah above all.
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2 Responses to I Am A Teacher

  1. Danny says:

    Hi Diah,

    I like the poem, you obviously love what you do.

    Thanks for your comment on streetfoodie.com – you sound really passionate about Indonesian food! As such, I was wondering if you would like to contribute a post about Indonesian street food to my blog? It would be great to get the perspective of someone that knows and loves the food, and can tell others about it!

    Please email me or leave a message on my blog if you’re interested.

  2. batikmania says:

    Thanks for stop by and read some of the postings, Danny. Actually, I didn’t write the poem above. I took it from The Chicken Soup for The Soul, Teacher Tales’ edition. But yes, I like the poem, as I am a teacher myself.
    Thanks for the unofficial offer about writing some postings for your blog about Indonesian street food. That’s very interesting. I’ll think about it, write about it later, and will surely tell you. Though I think it would be best if you could visit Indonesia and experience about Indonesian culinary by yourself. 😉

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