Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tribute to the Teachers

Yesterday, we all celebrated the Teacher's Day here in the Philippines, but that doesn't mean that only on this day that we give appreciation to the molders of the youth. The teachers are our second parents when we're out of our own home. They are the one's that helped us mold our future for us to become the best person that we can be. They are the ones that encourages us to live and pursue our greatest dreams when everyone else doesn't believe that we can. They are the ones that inspires us to be the "person" that we are. Lucky me to have both teacher and mother in one. This is for you mama, I know I am not a good daughter to you and papa. I may not that expressive of my feelings towards you but I hope you know exactly how thankful I am to have you as my parents. No one could ever take your place here in my heart. and if given a chance to choose my own parents, it would still be you that I'll going to choose over and over again... why? because you're both exceptional and your love is unconditional. Thanks for all your understanding and love. 

This poem is dedicated to all the teachers out there by Myrna Beth Lambert:
Tribute To A Teacher

We held their hands the first day of school.
Our hearts were filled with pride.
There was an aura of fear and apprehension
As we stood close to their side.
We deposited our children at your door,
Our most precious and prized possessions.
We trusted that you would give them more
Then Reading and Writing lessons.
Our unspoken words were, give them self worth.
They are little children, respect their rights.
Teach them with love and remember compassion.
Use a firm hand to break up their fights.
As the years went by, you did us proud
With your guiding hand and understanding smile.
You gave much more then we expected.
That was your way, your undeniable style.
What higher tribute can we pay a teacher?
To what greater heights can he ascend?
Than to have his students praise his work,
And to say "He is my friend."
- Myrna Beth Lambert

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