My Mentor is My Friend
My Mentor is My Friend
There was a time not long ago
Where I felt I had no friend
I thought if I stopped moving
In the trash can I might end
I felt so easily over looked
Disrespected, even mocked.
But then he came along
I felt my life had been unlocked.
He wasn’t like all the others
With some agenda on their mind
Full of probing questions
To see what they could find
He came with “can I help you?”
Are there places that you struggle?
Now don’t hastily misinterpret
My mentor don’t sit and snuggle
In fact it’s just the opposite
He’s like Santa with his pack.
He arrives so well prepared
It’s almost an outright attack
I’m doing better with my lessons
Even I can see the progress
Tests are easier with few surprises
But maybe here I now digress
Well not entirely I must admit
My mentor is for school work
To walk me through my paces
So I don’t grow up a silly dork.
My mentor has become for me
A lighthouse, a beacon of sorts.
To keep me on the narrow path
Maybe even get me into sports
If I seem to be getting ahead of myself
It’s because of why I feel this way
I look forward to his helpful visits
That move me forward day by day.
How does a mentor become a friend?
Because he shows he really cares
If he see’s I’m troubled and grumpy
He moves on, he’ll leave it there
But if I bring up the subject
He makes time to listen carefully
He offers help if he feels he can
Never oversteps “their” policy
He wants me to learn to handle things
To follow rules thru “chain of command”
Go to adults and leaders politely
Not pouting or with loud demands
He’ll go along if I ask him too
Or stay behind with a hushed “go get’em”
He tries to prep for what may happen
“They can’t upset you, unless you let’em”
As I now think about my mentor
The key to our friendship is trust
If we have a misunderstanding
We don’t let it fester or rust.
He helps me face it like it’s important
It’s never “a phase I’m passing through”
I’ve grown to understand the fact
Mistakes can happen and often do
Well I’ve gone on here quit a spell
I’ll hand this in ahead of time
So my mentor won’t see it right away
This project to write a meaningful rhyme
About someone that’s in my life
That I might turn too in times of strife
Like the guy my dad has at work
When troubled by a nagging wife. :o)
Sorry mom. . . . .
Written by oldbuck Jan 26, 2018 after reading a great bit of poetry written by a new friend, about a Mentor.
Copyright © Old buck | Year Posted 2018
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