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A Poem for Teachers

Updated on February 1, 2016

Written for Poetry Month

This poem is a tribute to all teachers in this world.

A Teacher

Laying a strong foundation,

Working hard, day after day,

With sweat on the brows,

Chalkdust on hands,

A teacher explains and explains,

Until students understand.

Great knowledge,

A teacher generously imparts,

From a teacher,

Words of wisdom do depart,

Each one precious, to be valued,

To be etched in memory,

Pondered upon, in solitude.

A teacher always helps you out,

Encourages all those who are in doubt,

To ask questions and find out,

Break out of their shell,

Be courageous and confident,

Without any self-doubt.

A teacher instills self-esteem,

Shines a light that brightly beams,

And lights up the way,

The path to success,

Listen to your teacher,

You will be better than the best.

Thank You Teacher


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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      vnr thank you. Teachers are great people.

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      vnr 5 years ago

      an excellent poem.reminds of all the good tecahers i have had in school and college.a good appreciation and praise for all the teachers all over the world

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      cclitgirl rightly said, thank you for reading and leaving an insightful comment.

      Paul Kuehn thank you for your appreciation and sharing my poem. Am honored.

      shalycriston am happy you like my poem.

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      Shaly Criston 5 years ago from USA

      Nice poem @Vellur

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 5 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      As a teacher I really appreciate your beautiful poem. You couldn't have said it better with your poem. I am sharing this with my followers.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

      Thanks for honoring teachers with your lovely poem. :) Now, if EVERYONE felt the same way in the world as you did, well, by golly, we'd all be learning-geniuses with lots of respect for each other. ;)

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      molometer thank you and hats off to all you teachers.

      prarieprincess teachers are great people, Thank you for reading and your wonderful comment.

      ComfortB thank your for reading and your vote, thank you for the A+ am so happy.

      BlossomSB thank you. Yes, teachers do so many things behind the scenes and work very hard in school - home away from home.

      Angela Kane thank you for reading and the vote. Teachers work very very hard and do need a lot of support and many, many more poems.

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      Angela Kane 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Lovely poem, I think teachers could use a lot more poems like this and support from the community because they have a very hard job. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely tribute to all the hard work that teachers do, often taking work home and doing so much quietly behind the scenes to help and encourage the students as well.

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Great tribute to all those who teach and labor tirelessly to raise the future generation of experts in all professions.

      Definitely an A+(plus) if you ask me. Voted Up & beautiful!

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      Such a lovely piece! As a former teacher, I concur that this is what teachers do. It is truly an act of love. Nicely done!

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      molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a beautiful, awesome and interesting poem.

      You have done all us teachers proud.

      Thank you and sharing.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Deborah Brooks thank you for reading and your vote. Teachers are sadly overworked and underpaid.

      teaches12345 I loved writing this poem. I have had wonderful teachers in school and in college. I went to my school and met all the teachers, they were so happy to see me. I sometimes feel, teachers are like ladders- everyone uses to climb, the minute they reach the top, they forget their teachers just like the ladder. This is not true in all cases though.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This is just wonderful and so supportive of those who work to help all children. Lovely, just lovely!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this poem is a great tribute to all hard working underpaid teachers. they have to put up with so much.

      Great hub

      Voted up


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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Yoginjoy thank you for reading and your wonderful comment.

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      yoginijoy 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic, USA

      Yeah! I love it! I appreciate the topic immensely. Keep up the great hubs. I just heard from a student that graduated 2 years ago, and it was wonderful to hear how much she had learned from me. It is nice to be honored. Thank you!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      andavis25 thank you for reading and yes teachers should be honored every day.

      Audrey Howitt thank you, teachers are very special and they play an important role in every student's life.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur for honoring teachers in this way!!

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Teachers! I adore them! Your tribute to them should be honored every day. AD

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Thank you too. You have made my day.

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you, on behalf of myself and all the teachers in the world!