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When The Student Is Ready

Updated on June 7, 2011
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reminiscent of the teacher’s pet

straight backed, arm reaching

eyes silently screeching

pick me, pick me


again I’m seven

begging for attention

but this time not because I know

instead craving to be known


unlike the proper girl of twenty one

conscious to keep my knees

locked to your indecorous meditation

respectfully declining your consideration


I have, Professor, grown

now desperate to be taught

I yearn to learn and lie

open as a teasing butter cup


surely there are doors

uncharted and concealed

lead me to their arcane locks

entrust your mysterious key


my eager soul beckons, purged of fear

judgeless as a child

receptive as a bloom

it's time dear sage, that you appear


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      Nancy Hinchliff 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Wow! This was really special. The poem was terrific, as usual but the reading of it was even more so. You have a wonderful voice for reading poetry. Thanks so much. I've gotta go back now and listen to the other ones now.Thanks P.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Oh thanks alekhouse. I'm getting more comfortable with the readings. Still miles from a live audience though.

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      gis_r07 5 years ago from Boston, MA

      Great work Randy B! This poem is honest, provocative, expressive and so many other adjectives rolled up into a single expression of your readiness for your next guru. I would bet that after listening to you read the poem you many have many offers from prospects wanting to earn the title "Randy Behavior's next guru". Well done!

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hi gis_r07. That's really funny. I didn't think of this as a want ad, but I guess whatever works lol.

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      Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Lesson for today Randy.Never trust one who claims knowledge of anything complete.;)

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Oh MA, you are worried about naivete. How sweet.

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      Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      We're all naive.;)

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      Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States

      You know, this makes me want to renew my old dream to become a college professor. I think I would make a good professor.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I didn't know that was a dream of yours Tom? Yes I'm sure you would.

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Oh my pick me, pick me. I have memories of a student or two like that. Luckily I was mostly helping them get through that last oral exam. I know they passed mine, assumed they passed the one for their class. LOL

      Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Wow Blake, was that really as naughty as it sounded?

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      attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

      Hi Randy, all that time we spent at school staring out of the window daydreaming. Can it be retrieved? By gad it can, if we desire it. Just think what i have learnt from this fine poem, ie, that i need to study poetry quite a bit more.

      Hey, leave Blake alone, after-all, he is a head master, isn't he?

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hi AH! How did you know I was a day dreamer? I think there is two ways of learning, from a book and just surrounding yourself with the subject. I prefer the immersion method.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Randyyyyyyy!!!!!!

      I MISSED YOU!!!

      I thought it was all innocent then the end hit me!

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      Shan 5 years ago

      Where's that guy with the magic wand eh? And yes there's an intentional pun in there because it's me! Really enjoyed the suggestiveness of the poem Randy.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Cardisa I AM completely innocent. Anything else you bring to this poem is ALL you. :)

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      So are you saying you are a punster Shan? I will have to come investigate.

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      brian 5 years ago

      whew feeling a little hot for teacher vibe here...smiles. nice sensual turn to your words. there are some mysteries yet to be learned...

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      lori 5 years ago

      Favorite stanza = "I have, Professor, grown now desperate to be taught I yearn to learn and lie open as a teasing butter cup" - lovin' this one :)

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Oh gosh I hope so Brian, If there are no more mysteries to be unveiled please shoot me now!

      Hi Lori :) I'm glad you liked it. It's been floating around in my brain for a few weeks. Time to get it down.

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      Anthony Desmond 5 years ago

      nice reading! was kind of a sexy vibe to it.. great piece! :)

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      The sexy is there if you want it, the spiritual is also. It's all in what you want to see.

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      Pat Hatt 5 years ago

      Started out quite innocent I thought

      Then the no so innocent was brought

      Enjoyed how you wrote the end

      Going with a certain trend

      The pic backs up the words too

      As the thoughts are just spurred that much more by you

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Pat thanks for the witty rhymes, thats too fun. And thanks for stopping by.

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      janice kelly 5 years ago

      your poem was truly fun to read and very provocative...allowing a lot of people's minds to wander and let their imagination roam free...most importantly though, it was thoroughly enjoying to read and the picture you added conveyed your message 'just right'...

      by the comments everyone enjoyed your wonderful poem..

      sincerely,

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hi Janice. I'm glad you found it fun. It took forever to find that silly picture!

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      Andy McDonald 5 years ago

      This poem has enlarged a flame in me - to re-enter the world of education. I was a gifted youngster at school, yet I conformed to dislike the classroom, at my unfortunate current regret.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I find teachers every where Andy, but rarely in a classroom.

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      Jewels 5 years ago from Australia

      Nice poem Randy, and love that last comment as I didn't find a teacher in my classrooms.

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      Claudia Schönfeld 5 years ago

      lying open as a teasing butter cup...love this...and coming from the "we don't need no education" generation...i'm hungry to learn..

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Nothing sounds exactly as it is. Oh and by the way, love your audio versions online, just discovered them the other day. KOH

      Blake4d

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      JohnnyZenigame 5 years ago from ...in the dark corners of the night; where truth sleeps.

      I like this one. Teaching is one of the most unappreciated commodities we enjoy in some parts of the world. The feeling that it still makes a difference keeps me interested in entering the field.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Jewels I know you know the world is full of gurus.

      Thanks Claudia. I haven't thought about that song in... decades.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Your comments on my audio would be appreciated Blake. I'd like to know what working and what is not.

      It would be a rewarding path I am sure Johnny.

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      Henry Clemmons 5 years ago

      I loved your voice. I tried it once but didn't care for my sound. Will try again after I get a better mic.

      And as for ur poem, it was quite interesting, but I'm sure honest and straight forward and nothing suggestive at all :). You sound like you would be an ineresting student... Great work, as always.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank you Henry. I'm new to the reading bit. I would appreciate any constructive criticism you care to leave on Sound Cloud!

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      5 years ago from East Coast Canada

      The seeker, the teacher and the muse.... the many hats of Randy. No way we can stop coming back.. to see just what may transpire .. fiction or fact.

      Blessed be Ms.Randy... a talent you are... star to the masses periwinkle hued skies. Thanks.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      If you stopped coming back EM I would be deeply wounded.

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      5 years ago from East Coast Canada

      Me too... so much to see and feel from your work... would be alien not to check in.

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      Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

      somebody's hot for teacher...

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Nikki don't tell. ;)

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      Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      You have some exceptional poetic flair. I am glad I came across this. Cheers.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Nice to meet your jason. I do flair, when I am sure no one is actually looking. ;)

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