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If I Could Teach Once Again (a poem of inspiration)

Updated on July 21, 2015
Planting good seeds...
Planting good seeds...
For the many who face an uncertain tomorrow...
For the many who face an uncertain tomorrow...
They shall never face it alone...
They shall never face it alone...
Faces...smiling flowers of children...
Faces...smiling flowers of children...
We shall help along the way...
We shall help along the way...
As little flowers grow...they need nourishing along the way...
As little flowers grow...they need nourishing along the way...
Flowers have the need to feel that they each belong...
Flowers have the need to feel that they each belong...
Parents and teachers work in unison to promote the best growth...
Parents and teachers work in unison to promote the best growth...
Shall our flowers to grow and greet the world with shining faces?
Shall our flowers to grow and greet the world with shining faces?
Each blossom to brightly shine in the warmth of the welcoming sun...
Each blossom to brightly shine in the warmth of the welcoming sun...
There is beauty found in every flowering child...
There is beauty found in every flowering child...



Remember the innocent faces of babes,

Their most trusting eyes, to tell,

Teachers, help, we must, in their growth,

Parents, please to raise them well.


Years ago, I gave my best, passed my own test,

And back then, I did go the extra yard,

For Children, fought battles great and small...

Though, most were mighty hard.


Those children, in need, may each succeed,

If they're given a second chance,

Geniuses flourish in their own way,

No matter their disability, race, or circumstance.


Just ask Leonardo, Michelangelo, and all the rest,

Were great masters, and each star to rise,

While those around them, put them down...

their mistakes, later, they did surmise.


As from the most horrid of lives...shall overcome...

Then every bright soul shall shine,

Each, helped along the way by someone,

Forming a good message of hope, in their mind.


Just one believer in them, to meet their needs,

And to give them a boost along the way,

Their spirits to lift, and for every fondest gift,

As to read or write...encouragement, every day.


Some day...years later, you may meet a child,

One that you so helped to blossom, to grow,

Such a blessed feeling of heartfelt thanks,

For your small part, and upon you to bestow.


Scientists, inventors...yes...and writers...huge successes,

Many, in the grandest way of our lives,

Because we cared and with each one shared,

The positive attributes, of all, so thrives.


If I could just teach, precious children, once again,

I'd tell them never to give up.. hold fast, to their dreams,

I would show them the proof of greatest humanity,

This not out of their reach, as it so seems.


I would meet every parent, tell them how blessed,

For each one that they have given a fine life,

I would praise every child, natures, belligerent or mild,

Then to do my best in easing their strife.







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For every brightest flower. there is a seed of hope in each life...
For every brightest flower. there is a seed of hope in each life...

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      Shauna L Bowling 23 months ago from Central Florida

      Whonu, teachers are among the noblest on Earth. They work in partnership with parents to give children the knowledge and tools necessary to become strong adults.

      Have you thought about volunteering at elementary schools, libraries or summer camps? You can still make a difference.

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      I have considered this, but my health prevents this right now. Thanks for your support. whonu

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 23 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Even when we are no longer facing a class of children and being responsible for their lives at school, we can teach in other ways - you do it beautifully in your hubs. God bless.

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      Thank you Blossom and bless you on this warm Summer evening. whonu

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 23 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Warm summer evening! It's freezing in this part of 'down-under' - enjoy, it sounds lovely!

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      Forgive me Blossom. I forget my friends are around the world with different climates. Hope your evening is a little warmer. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 23 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Incredible and truly inspirational. Enjoyed.

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      Thank you so much my friend. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 23 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      I had a few great teachers that made a difference for me. I was fortunate.

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      All it takes is one and aren't we so glad...thank you my friend. whonu

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      Eric Dierker 23 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      The relationship between student and teacher is just so special. It is one of the most endearing qualities of humanness. You are a very fortunate soul to have been involved with others in such a way. I am blessed that you continue to pass along yourself to others.

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      Eric, I have found that "once a teacher...always a teacher", might well apply to my condition. If everyone could only know what it's like to hold kid's futures in your hands...knowing that you can make a difference in their lives. I saw times when my wife and I, as teachers, were the only real family many of our kids at school had and it meant so much to them for any attention that we gave them. Enough stump preaching my friend. Thanks for your kind words. whonu

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      Thank you for your inspiration. whonu

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      The Examiner-1 23 months ago

      What a poem whonu. It was interesting, useful and beautiful. I voted it up, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      Thank you Kevin and may God bless and keep you. whonu

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      Mary Craig 23 months ago from New York

      Surely a teacher's credo. No job surpasses teaching as it leads our nation and our world. Nurses keep us healthy and safe but teachers show us the way.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      My sisters are nurses and I was a teacher for 25 years. Thanks for your thumbs up, my friend. whonu

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