Teachers (November Poem-A-Day: Day 3)

Write a poem that scares you. It could be a scary movie or ghost story poem. It could be a poem about a secret in your past. It could be a poem about your worst fear. It just needs to bring up a scary/fearful/uncomfortable emotion as you write.


Teachers


That one would waste time

with issues so trivial

such as straps on a top

baffles my mind

 

That one would see

a child’s innocent hug

as something so wrong

gives no comfort to me

 

That one would be trusted

to guide my child’s future

when her own is in doubt

makes me a bit disgusted

 

Some are good I agree

they nurture and cherish

they’re loving and warm

 

Some are scary

so cold and distant

removed from emotions

 

Guide them

love them

teach them

that is your job.