Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 29 - OctPoWriMo 2013: Epitaph for a Teacher

 Today's prompt called for an Epitaph Poem. An epitaph poem is a tasteful summarization of the life of a person.

Epitaph for a Teacher

Here lies a teacher
Beloved and true
She did her best
Touching all she knew

She taught us English
History, math
Lead us on a
Righteous path

Of learning
And becoming more
Outgrowing  ourselves
As we were before

So watch out, world
This is your cue
Hearts full, heads up
We’re comin’ through

Thanks to teachers
For a life of giving
Their inspiration
Keeps us living



  1. When the student is ready, the teacher appears! I appreciate the warmth of this poem for it brings back memories of students in my classes, their joy, energy and commitment to learning.

    1. Thank you, Beth. So true -- my best teachers have come when I was finally ready. Thanks for commenting. xoA

  2. We sure would be a sadder world without teachers. I've had mostly good ones in my time.

    1. Glad to know you've had mostly positive experiences, Yeris. Thanks for writing. xoA