Riches Within Our Souls

A rose for our teachers
A rose for our teachers

Riches

There are riches within every soul, roughened gems all held,

hidden there, and each one, so very keen,

revealing the depth and breadth, and a beauty in each,

ours to find, and that may well be seen,


Just who may bring this brilliance out, to polish and cut just right,

revealing the wonders of any common man,

a teacher, with a gift of caring, to approach each child,

scaling the heights, and to show that they can!


Reaching deep inside, to find the gifts that are waiting there,

going beyond the greatest of any dream,

polishing and shining the richest of all hopes,

accomplishing the goals, made easier, than they seem.


The teacher, as a devoted miner, traverses the mountainside,

urging the children there to search within,

then a treasure, greater than all gold, gleams for all to see,

eager for the morning sun to compare, a new journey to begin.



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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Good poem, thanks for sharing.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend and blessings. whonu


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Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

Just beautiful. We are gems and with polish and lots of love, patience and understanding we can achieve if we just believe! We will sparkle! Your light shines in this amazing poem! Blessings! Shared & Up she goes.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Beautiful write!


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

I am going back to school for my teachers certificate next semester. I have a dream of teaching chemistry. Thank you for your poem. Jamie


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Whonu, this is such a wonderful message for children of all ages - even us old farts!


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Audrey, jhaman, bravewarrior, Jodah, and Jo, for your kind words of support, and blessings to you all. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend, and blessings to you and yours. whonu


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teaches12345 2 years ago

So much to be learned from a great teacher. Thanks for this beautiful message. Blessings.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

The wonderful experience of teaching and seeing the fruits of your labor is most ingratiating, is it not, my friend. whonu


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I was very fortunate to have several great teachers that were an inspiration to me. Thanks for those memories.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Yes, our teachers do make a difference in our lives, don't they. Thank you. whonu

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