Friday, August 26, 2005

Match Day is Coming Soon!!

Rumor has it that we will see Sweet Kate's face within two weeks. This made me think about my oh-so-wonderful students. So, here's a poem for them -- and for Kate.



A teacher thinks about her soon-to-be daughter and her students

you know, some people don’t like teenagers --
it’s their lip,
their cockiness
their in-your-face-ness

but me, I love ‘em

their lip
their cockiness
their in-you-face-whether-you-like-it-or-not
(really, aren’t we all a little jealous of this?!!)

and I don’t wish away the years for my daughter to be a teenager,
but I don’t dread them, either

my kids, my students
make me realize how great the world really is
how great the world really can be
because

past the lip,
the overconfidence
the toughness

lies a true heart
wanting to love,
to be loved,
to matter

and I can’t think of better goals
for my daughter

and I can’t think of better role models
than my students

how lucky,
how blessed,
am I?

how lucky,
how blessed,
is the world?

and the world doesn’t even realize….


DON'T FORGET TO LOOK AT THE LAST POST AND MAKE YOUR PREDICTIONS. TIME IS RUNNING OUT -- THANKFULLY!

3 comments:

Kyle said...

Nice poem. I like it. Whoo hoo! I'm excited for you! It really is kind of cool to think about. Wow... I'm a little worried I’m going to use the wrong grammar and then you'll say, "Ahhh... Kyle... Have I not taught you anything?" I hope I used the quotes right. Anyways, I have to go do your homework. Good Luck!

Keichin

I was at the ice skating rink for a recital, and in the program they had used your instead of your. I couldn't believe my eyes! And then, I chuckled. Man, now I’m all over the self-conscious scene, worrying about my grammar. Can you start a sentence with "and"?

The Lewises said...

Great poem, Melissa! I love the one about becoming a parent, too. You and Scott will be wonderful parents--when that baby's placed in your arms, it will be like you've just given birth. We can't wait to follow your journey now!! Caroline

Natalia said...

I love the poem! Its all so sweet! I can't wait to see pictures of Kate Mrs. Braun!! I know she will be just beautiful and with you being the mother, I'm sure she will grow up to be such a wonderful girl! :) I wish you and your husband the best! Bueno Suerte!

Natalia