‘Three Perspectives on Teachers’ by Evan Mantyk The Society April 17, 2013 Poetry 1 Comment I. The greatest writers are the teachers; The paper is their pupil; Each sheet defiantly stretches With a stark blank, diffused will. But, the teacher writes a story To fill minds, however plain, Crafting a rich tale of glory, Inspiring from the mundane. So their wills are all together Unified in a story arc, Pleasing and sturdy bound leather, The future craftsman’s bench mark. II. The greatest writers are the teachers, Humbly yielding to blank page, Quietly in the void searches For future artist or sage. Seeking the predestined story That is waiting to be told, Focusing what now seems blurry, Sifting the mud from the gold. Their students are the great heroes In the future’s giant plot; Letting go of their large egos, Teachers know what they are not. III. The greatest writers are the teachers, They, themselves, are each a book; The students are the apt readers, At each word they take a look. The teachers’ thoughts, views, and morals Are the underlying theme; How they maneuver life’s pitfalls, What they deem a lofty dream. If their tale is moving, captures Their students’ imagination, Then the final scene is rapture And helps guide future nations. Related Post ‘Statues’ and Other Poetry by Charles Bauer Statues A Villanelle Two Buddhas now a lost reality, A crowd chants loudly near a pile of stone; Across the South you won’t find General Lee. T... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail One Response Jim April 17, 2013 Yes! Yes! Yes! well done true and faithful teacher from one who knows, well said, well done! From a retired teacher of 26 years. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.