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H. Arlequin
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0 posted 11-01-1999 10:10 PM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

Teachers

A whining wind blows tumbleweed
across its unkempt yard,
unputtied windows don't impede
the dusty disregard
where teachers' hasty mea culpas
paper the schoolroom floor.
A busied class with grand ideas,
has rushed the ingress door.

Blackboard scribblings still in place,
forgotten their review,
jokes, and smiles whose chats retrace
the searching of a few
for tools by which good tropes are made,
finding that closeness transcends
lessons! Proximity displayed
its yen for lifelong friends.

Who knows their dingy history,
abandoned one room schools,
retelling ancient mystery
and duty's golden rules
to wide-eyed wondering wannabes
absorbing every word?
Those sages engaged Truth's decrees,
their tests assured it heard!

Faithful teachers, with well-earned pride,
your graduation stage,
now promenade. Let us provide
applause, the tribute page,
vocation done, a race well run,
to accolades of grace.
Embrace in peace the setting sun,
our books mark well your place.

--H. Arlequin
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Poems From the Goober Tree http://nathoo.wustl.edu/goober_tree.htm



[This message has been edited by H. Arlequin (edited 11-05-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 H. Arlequin - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-01-1999 10:32 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Amen! One of the most noble professions! A wonderful tribute!

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Denise

Watcher666
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2 posted 11-02-1999 02:24 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Every teacher should read this!! Well done!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
H. Arlequin
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3 posted 11-02-1999 11:58 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

Hi Denise and Watcher!!

smoooooooooches to u both!! :-)))
u are soo generous with your encouragement,
thank you. thank you, thank you!!!

HA

btw revised it a bit, comments???
Denise
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4 posted 11-02-1999 08:36 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! (I like that phrase!) hehehehehe! Well done! Very smooth!

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Denise

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5 posted 11-02-1999 11:08 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Excellent!! I really enjoyed this poem. It speaks highly of those who endeavor to teach our future
Balladeer
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6 posted 11-02-1999 11:31 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Such rich flavor in this piece. Well done.
Isis
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7 posted 11-03-1999 12:06 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

A fitting tribute for those who shape the foundations of our lives.

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Through poetry my heart and soul truly sing...
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

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8 posted 11-04-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for snow in summer   Email snow in summer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for snow in summer

I fell in love with this from the first line and the closing line is absolutely beyond perfection, if that is possible!
Martie
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9 posted 11-04-1999 11:11 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Excellent writing. I was a teacher for many years. Thankyou for such words of tribute for a profession that is often overlooked.
Nan
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10 posted 11-05-1999 07:31 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

HA
You didn't have to go to all this trouble to impress me... I already was!!
Toerag
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11 posted 11-05-1999 07:38 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Nice job...and so true!

They say "Johnnie can't read, but what does Johnnie have to know?
Look at the competition, it's the age of video!"
Pepper
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12 posted 11-05-1999 09:42 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Wonderful!!

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extrordinaire!
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13 posted 11-05-1999 10:09 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

A richly deserved tribute... and very well done!
 
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