Friday 28 November 2014

For my students

I came to teach you
but I'm the one who's learnt
I came to hide to hunker down
But it seems I've been seen through. 

Expecting nothing, finding everything, 
My heart in a classroom of souls
Your eyes have brightened all of mine
Rekindled the unknown lost.

I've shared in your smiles, the broadest I've known
You gave me your joy and laughter.  
Overwhelmed by your spirit I see my new place -
In this place, in your face; my future. 

In a world that's been grey and darkened too long
You have coloured the pages and switched the light on.
You are inked in my memory from beginning to end
A student, a teacher, a friend. 

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