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If I Can Just Be...

1
If I can just spread my arms
and embrace my students
when they need help.
If I can just see all the things
that they do to remind
them with love.

2
If I can just protect them
from the fangs of danger
and be their hero.
If  I can just be the solution
to all weariness and cares
they encounter.

3
If  I can just read their minds
and know what they need,
what concerns them!
If  I can be a meaningful word
that encourages them
all the time.

4
If I can just be their dreams
that can be easily reached
and be fulfilled.
If I can just be their footsteps
that lead them always
to the right path.

5
If I can just be their conscience
that prevents them from doing
unacceptable things.
If I can just their tongue
that speaks rightfully
and uncorrupted.

6
If I can just be their cell phone
that sends love messages
rather than hate words.
If I can just be the  internet
that diverts bad desires
to an educative websites.

7
What else could be the effective tools
I can just be in order for them
to be better persons
each day?
I can just be their humble teacher
to pray for them earnestly,
to shield them all the time.
I can just be their prayers!


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  1. Date: 10/8/2010 6:32:00 PM
    Hi Santiago. You have given your heart through these words.And I know you will give your heart to your students.What more could they need.Also what better teacher to us all than love.They're lucky to have you.Every success.Luv June.(Sylvia)

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 1:18:00 PM
    moving poem, that's what teachers are for!

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 8:54:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Santiago. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. You can look to the left side of the main page and find lots of information on PoetrySoup including contests by members of PoetrySoup and contests by the PoetrySoup site also which you may enter.If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 7:16:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. I enjoyed reading your poetry today.. hope u will check out the contest scene to enter and good luck with luv..