The place that many people call hell,
I call home.
The place where kids attend as if in shackles,
I walk voluntarily.
The place that teenagers give adults
Attitudes and rolling eyes.
And yet, these adults manage to stay ecstatic and encouraged
I see the teachers’ faces of utter satisfaction
When the students understand.
The face that says “I have made a difference in this world.”
A face that explains how much teaching warms their heart.
A face that ignites my desire to teach.