Can I ask you a question?
Of course I can, you’re a teacher
That’s what you do, you teach
You’re supposed to be a humanist and not behave like a leech
But do you really understand what that entails?
To do it at your best and ensure no one fails?
See, I’ll be honest
For the past four years I’ve given you the benefit of the doubt
Through the times you’ve written me up and given orders in a screeching shout
And all those menacing times you came to work and held your horror over our heads
Like it was our fault you spent your weekend binge drinking in your bed
In those days you found it within yourself to tear us down
To turn our smiles into frowns and soak ourselves so deeply in our tears that some of us drowned
You see, it became imposible to believe in the "Power of education"
How are we suppose to "Strive for a better tommorow" when you tore down our confidence to the point where we couldn't speak without hesitation?
There must have been a specific time when you had dreams
The same time when the happiness in your eyes shot out like beams
There must have been a time when you believed in yourself
And you weren’t so disappointed in the way things turned out
I feel like long ago someone should have told you the truth
That your dreams didn’t necessarily die with your youth
That even in your oldest age you could still live them out
And that you shouldn’t give up and wear your face in a permanent pout
Now, it’s like you live in this permanent angry place
Where there’s no oxygen and no gravity and you’re traveling in space
And you don’t give a damn about our education or even if we pass or fail
You’re only concerned about when you can screw your colleague and get a good wail
I understand the toll it takes on you, your dreams falling apart
But why would you tear mine down before they even start?
All I want from you is to have one ounce of concern or respect
Because I don’t think you realize who your behavior affects
Your lack of caring really brings out my worst devilish mood
And I'm not one act out of emotion and be rude
And believe me when I say I hate to preach
But you know what they say, those who can’t do teach.