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Teacher's Month

         


RED PAINT


I scribble questions on the margins
drawn clean as with a ruler
unlike the words (and thoughts)
thrown as darts now here then there


Did you not hear me when I said?
one should think before you write
you should be careful with your words
they will be your life


They spoke of Plato and Aristotle
of Beauty, virtue, and the Good:
Where's the elegance or excellence?
Goodness requires respect from you


A perfect line, an insight in bud
I have to find them, there is no other way
to survive today. They are bread
for a life that feeds on a kind no other


Why do I teach? we sometimes ask
when that man's trade or that man's craft
looks easier, answering to no one
I am their dirty canvas, they my false art



       

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  1. I don't know where this is coming from, but I hope you don't give up on teaching. I'm sure you give your students a lot of valuable insights. I know that for a fact because I was your student once, even though it was just for a few meetings.

    Happy teacher's month! And for being my teacher and a friend, thank you.

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  2. It was just one of those days everyone is entitled to.

    Of course, we never give up--especially on the things that matter most to us, the things we love.

    Thanks, but it's also the month for students because without them, like you, there would be no teachers, like me. Cheers. Thank you.

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