A Job Description


Teachers, you as a whole go on and on

Your reasoning is to prepare us for when we are gone.

Gone as a class, gone as a whole

Gone to wherever we will go.


You talk at us for days,

Lecturing us on your life

and menial things.


Where are the problems that we face now?

Why not tell us how-

How to be and how to see

The world for what it is.


Teach us, for it is in your name.

Instruct us on how to play this game.


We know our left from right

Tell us how to distinguish right from wrong.

Teach us how to stay strong

As we face the challenges of life.


Give us reason to call you teacher.

Give us hope that we will survive.

Give us your best, and we will give ours.


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