"I am the Teacher"
I am the Teacher
I am fortunate enough to be your teacher.
Know in your heart and mind that I am always with you.
You are entering a time of great change and many powerful emotions.
Learn who you are; be strong.
You have not felt the same since you entered these walls,
And you have changed my life forever.
In the past, you may have had your doubts and we may have had our differences,
But the important point is that we are working together.
I understand you. I am pleased to see you grow and develop.
Sometimes I wish I could shield you from the grief and pain in life,
But that is impossible.
My most fervent hope is that I touch your life in ways that will help you succeed.
Don't ever forget me, for I have loved you.
By Lori Bauck (Lori Martin, 1987)