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Ode to My Students

Updated on May 19, 2015

My students

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Your Smiles

Your Smiles


Your smiles touched

The innermost core of my being

It made me contemplate

What were those pains for?

What were those tears about?

What were those fears and doubt?


If I could create a rainbow

And let you go up and down all day

I would let you waddle in the pool

And wade and swim up to your heart’s content

Or go on an island hopping

And see all the wonders of creation

And fill your psyches with joy…


If I could only carve smiles

To your face just for one day

And erase all those sorrows

That have been embedded in your system

I would gladly do it

Just to see your smiles and let you feel

How magnificent life could be…


Note: This poem is dedicated to my students...The very reason for my existence...They are all like sons and daughters to me...

Every Child Is Special

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    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Daisy!!!thank you for the wonderful comment...and i am to them for opening my eyes and see...

    • Daisy Mariposa profile image

      Daisy Mariposa 

      6 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Raci,

      What a beautiful tribute to your students! Your students are very fortunate to have you as their teacher.

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Camille...and i am honored too to be part of your life...it's my calling i daresay...that's why i'm so happy being with you all...you're all blessings to me...

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      Camille P. 

      6 years ago

      WOW!!

      what a wOnderful and touching message

      thanks maam for for inspiring us everyday.... for letting us know how wonderful life is

      we LOVE YOU ALWAYS maam....

      thanks for being part of your precious life he.he.he...

      for sharing your knowledge THANK YOU SO MUCH

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Debby...that's how thankful I am to the new life bestowed to me thus i want to share it to the people close to me...Blessings to you too...

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      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful rainbow share from you raciniwa. Voted beautiful because it was so heart warming. Blessings, Debby

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Yes Justin...i am...i hope you do too...have a great day...

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      You're welcome, Raci. I hope you're doing well!

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Oh, thank you Epi for the wonderful news...my students would be delighted as always...they're very excited about this and hearing that this poem is very much accepted would add inspiration to them...have a great evening...

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ...well this is what it's all about - and this is as life affirming as any hub I've ever read during my time here at Hubpages - moving, touching, a learning experience for me and enlightening in a way which says as much about you as your students - see you on my Facebook page where it will be highlighted with a direct link back here - lake erie time ontario canada 11:48pm sending you warm wishes and good energy on this cold winter night

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Thank you Brett for visiting my hub today...yes, i do believe that their experiences early in life are good foundations for their desire to achieve later...

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      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Thailand

      A beautiful tribute! Being a teacher, I get what you are saying. The younger years are precious.

      Voted up and SHARING.

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      oh, i haven't heard about the wife's tale...and i'm interested to know...thank you for gracing my hub Perspy...

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      Demas W Jasper 

      6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      They will enjoy the wife's story as it shows what one peron can do by being special (as You are) to others. Onward into glory.

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      God bless you too shimmering dawn and thank you for taking the time to read my poem...

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      shimmering Dawn 

      6 years ago

      That is a beautiful thing to do.. Reason to live, reason to smile.. smile on.. God Bless you!

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Eddy!!! as always your presence is a comfort to me...take care too and God bless!!!

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      How beautiful my friend ;a true gem.

      I vote up up and away here without a doubt.

      Take care my friend.

      Eddy.

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Grace Jean, your presence brings a remarkable stage in my life...

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      and i am humbled by their presence in my life Justin...thank you for uplifting my spirit...

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      very touching, Racin. I'm sure your students are touched and grateful!

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      GRACE J. 

      6 years ago

      WE LOVE YOU MA'AM !!!!!!

      WE IDOLIZE YOU SO MUCH THANKS FOR ALL THE LEARNINGS YOU

      SHARE TO US

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you so much ruchira for the words of encouragement...the Indian movie is an inspiration to me, and makes me realize the impact of a teacher to ones students lives...

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you so much homesteadbound for the heartwarming comment...i am only doing my duty to my country and to my fellow citizens and most of all to myself...

      always exploring...as always you let my spirit soar by your wonderful comments...it is my honor to bring to bring back the smiles on their faces...

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Frank and i bless you too...:-)

      thank you Rosemay, i am only giving justice to my own neediness which i didn't have when I was a child, and i am extending it to them...

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      oh, thank you Ailen for giving me the chance to be your mother and for letting the world know about this...i am deeply touched...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is so special..You are blessed to be doing what you love..The kids smiles tell a story..Thank you..Loved this...

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      What a wonderful hub! You are a very special person and I'm sure you have a tremendous impact on your students!

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      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      hi racin,

      your beautiful poem indicates such a sensitive teacher you are...jai ho guru!

      I bow down to your dedication and may all children get such teachers like you.

      voted way up and beautiful.

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Raci you are a lovely warm hearted person and seeing the comment from Allen is so touching.

      A wonderful moving hub.

      Voting up

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      Bless you :) FRank

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      ailen ferrer 

      6 years ago

      maam, if us is like a daughter and son to you... me too you are like a mother to me u comforting me all the time i need you.. thanks maam.. for being a good teacher and mom.. to all of us...

      :)

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Dream On for taking the time to visit...yes,the movie is very moving, it made me think back and relive my childhood and pain that comes along with it...

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      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      I love the wonderful and precious hub.I am so happy you shared such a beautiful time with me.I enjoyed the video so much.

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