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It's What You Do

by Julie Lacksonen about a month ago in inspirational · updated about a month ago
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A sonnet for teachers


There is no greater calling than to teach.

To shape the future world to a degree.

To serve those children who seem out of reach,

And help discover who they're meant to be.


You warmly greet those in your care each day,

With hand shakes, fist bumps, or high fives for all.

You first assess them as they come your way.

Now, who may need a hug? Who's going to bawl?


Your students will not care just what you know,

Until they know you truly care for them.

They carry their own troubles as they grow,

Internal scars you do not dare condemn.


And once you have them spellbound, then it's time

To fill their minds with knowledge they will need,

And show them a new learning paradigm,

By starting with a tiny planted seed.


You seek that ever-critical breakthrough,

Because you choose to teach, it's what you do.


About the author

Julie Lacksonen

Julie has been a music teacher at a public school in Arizona since 1987. She enjoys writing, reading, walking, swimming, and spending time with family.

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  • Mariann Carrollabout a month ago

    Just Beautiful 👏♥️🌹

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Loving your sonnet! Bravo💕

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