I walk into class every morning
at 7:15 AM.
Kids push and shove into me
and my scowl is covered by a red face.
Why do you let kids
hurt each other?
Whether it be words or swords,
it still hurts.
Why do you
tell us to be in our seats when the bell begins to ring
but sometimes hold us two minutes into the passing period?
Sometimes I don't get to eat lunch
within the 20 minutes I have to get to the cafeteria,
get my food,
sit down and eat.
So why do you yell at me
to throw my $1.50 cereal bar away
when I have not eaten in over five hours?
How is it okay for you to yell at me for foul language
but to tell us to sit my "ass" down when I throw away a note that was under my desk
that gives me the answers to tomorrow's test?
Why is okay for you to answer your phone in the middle of a lesson
but for you to give me a detention for two hours
because it was in my hand when I walked through the doors to school that day?
Teachers, I applaud you for sticking through the long days and evenings
and school years.
But why are you so cruel
when I'm just trying to get my education?