Friday, June 10, 2011

it never ends

your footfalls in the corridors
has jarred me numerous times
I have enforced discipline
with a firm voice
with a cajoling voice
also observe that, my words
only scratch the surface
that rage I feel
I keep it well hidden
yet your breathtaking smiles 
has soothed my heart

"each year same story, 
with different endings"


This goes for all my pupils (girls) I have taught over the years, currently teaching and will continue to teach in future. Do check out friday poetically with Brian and also Friday Flash 66 by G-man!


A Daft Scots Lass said...


Brian Miller said...

one thing about teaching, by the end of the year you fall in love with the kids, just in time to pass them on to the next teacher...smiles.

Laurie Kolp said...

Sweet... a kid's smile can quickly erase the feeling of angst boiling within.

G-Man said...

This is why you teach...
Loved your 55 Gautami.
I'd bring you an apple every day!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Patricia said...

a lovely, authentic write... so true!

Unknown said...

Discipline is never easy, and it often takes trying new things before it all comes to together, doesn't it? :)

Monkey Man said...

Really like the gratitude you show in this 55.

Anna said...

Love the "breathtaking smile" at the end... makes it all worthwhile...

Victoria said...

Sometimes you don't know whether to tear your hair out or hug them.

Anonymous said...

I miss coaching/mentoring/teaching.

I dont miss having to work extremely hard to maintain the peace.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and timely with the end of the school year. I began my studies in education, but switched. Still loving to teach, I do so with adults ~ their smiles are never quite as breathtaking as those of a child whose lives you touch for such a short time. Nicely done.

Here's my 55: Friday Flash 55 ~ Repeat Echo

Steve Isaak said...

Emotionally effective-yet-restrained read, effective.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful turn at the end. Brought a smile to my face. Thank you so very much, I needed it!

Anonymous said...

very very soothing, a smile that's it.

Unknown said...

What a thrill to land on your amazing poetry land.
Come sharing your poetry with us today,
First time participants are welcome sharing 1 to 3 random poems or poems unrelated to our theme.

Hope to see you linked in.
Happy Tuesday!