Do You Understand?

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Do you understand?

Do you understand what it's like?

Do you understand how it feels?

Do you understand what it's like and how it feels not to learn?

How it feels not to be successful?

How it feels to feel like you'll never succeed 

Tell me I'm not smart 

Tell me I'll never be anything in life 

Tell me the farthest I'll go is the Junior College Down the street

Yell and scream

tell us you don't need to teach us. 

you still get paid.

Do you understand? 

Do you know how it feels? 

Do you understand how it feels to not know something you'll need for the rest of your life?

Tell us you already know this subject

Never teach it anything to us

but still get paid to teach us.

Tell ys you don't need to help us

sit at your desk

text at your desk

Do you understand?

Do you know how it feels?

Do you Understand, how it feels to be a REAL teacher?

let me know.  

 

 

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Victorianicole86@gmail.com

I really put a lot of things into this poem, thinking back on when I had just started high school and I had a couple of teachers who had no business being teachers and the things in the poem are mostly things i could never say to him/her.

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