A Teacher's Students - Special Education - In A Poem

Some Of My Reasons

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My Reasons


©2012 LaDena Campbell aka justateacher

Clinton was the one who smiled

Courtney had a great giggle

Ethan couldn’t sit a minute

Without his little wiggle

Drew was quiet, never talked

LaRance was the football pro

Dru didn’t have a home

It didn’t stop her though

Commora couldn’t do much

Caiden sucked his thumb

Jason is a really big mess

None of them like to be called dumb

Ben came in not reading

Haley couldn’t sit still

Gabby stayed true to her name

Caleb didn’t know what was real

Kyle had a little lisp

That never went away

Derek was a great artist

Rickie lives in another world

Where all they do is play

All of these kids were

Once wonderful students of mine

They have all grown up

Through the passage of time

Every now and then

One comes back to visit me

I see what they have become in life

It’s a wonderful thing to see!

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I love this! And I love how you are writing so many poems about something you are passionate about. You make a difference as a teacher, and now you are making a difference as a writer. Way to go! Voted up and all the way across. Great job. I'm so touched by your poem and these special kids.


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Victoria- thank you for your kind comments. My students just make it easy to right about them!


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

This is great! It must be very gratifying for you when old students visit and you see how they have grown and what they have become. To know you had a part in all that would be very satisfying. Thanks for sharing this glimpse into your world!


kelleyward 4 years ago

Wonderful poem! I really enjoy reading the poems you write about your students. Thank you for taking your job seriously. You have such an important job!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

justateacher.. you are an amazing woman..period


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KathyH 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

This is great! :) It must be so rewarding to see them again when they're older and see how far they've come! :) Great job! Thank you for sharing. :)


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Thank you all for your kind comments! I appreciate them all! And it's awesome when they come back!


Yaduvanshi 4 years ago

I enjoyed and loved reading your words


Yaduvanshi 4 years ago

I enjoyed and loved reading your words


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I sure do love your attitude towards your students. Keep doing the wonderful job that you are doing; you are making a difference each and every day.


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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City

Wonderful poem-and great words to describe the children with. Very nice hub! Very enjoyable and fun to read.


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

billy and gail - thank you for your kind words - my students make it so easy to write about them!


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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City

Your welcome


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

What a wonderful hub and thanks for sharing.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Eddy - thank you so much for your comments!


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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Very nice hub....thanks for sharing. Votes up and sharing


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Miss Mimi 4 years ago from On the road again

This is so sweet. I haven't taught nearly as much as you have, but I love it and my students. I love that I could really feel your level of attention and affection in this piece. I hope you keep teaching for many years, kids need teachers like you. Voted up!


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Dghbrh and miss Mimi...thank you so much for reading! I love teaching and couldn't imagine a better job!


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

This was so cute...so realistic, by a caring person such as you. We need more of 'you' around!


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Thank you frogyfish!

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