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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Although I'm Not Their Mother


A friend had posted this on Facebook. Although, I do not know the author, I feel as if could have written the words. I think all of us as teachers can understand its sentiments. 



ALTHOUGH I’M NOT THEIR MOTHER
I CARE FOR THEM EACH DAY
I CUDDLE, TEACH, AND READ TO THEM
AND SAFELY WATCH THEM PLAY
I SEE EACH NEW ACCOMPLISHMENT
I HELP THEM GROW AND LEARN
I UNDERSTAND THEIR LANGUAGE
AND I LISTEN WITH CONCERN
THEY COME TO ME FOR LEARNING
AND I DO THE BEST I CAN
THEY PROUDLY SHOW THEIR WORK TO ME
I’M PROUD TO SHAKE THEIR HAND
NO, I’M NOT THEIR MOTHER
BUT MY ROLE ALMOST AS STRONG
I NURTURE THEM AND TEACH THEM
THOUGH MAYBE NOT FOR LONG-
I KNOW SOME DAY THE TIME WILL COME
WHEN WE WILL HAVE TO PART
BUT I KNOW EACH CHILD I’VE LOVED
AND TAUGHT
WILL BE FOREVER IN MY HEART!

~Cara

4 comments:

Lori said...

This is a great poem! And so true about how we feel about the students!
Lori
Conversations in Literacy

Lisa R. said...

That is such a beautiful poem & says exactly why so many of us are teachers!

Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Amanda McDonald said...

I love this! It is very beautiful!
Mrs. McDonald's 4th Grade

Room 114 said...

I've read a lot of teacher poems, but never this one. It's so true and perfect for the end of the school year!

Lisa

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