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    Default Molders of the Future

    Molders of the Future

    Most folks well worth the memory,
    have statues carved in stone.
    But teachers mold their monuments
    in living flesh and bone.

    The student who goes out in life
    and makes a well known name,
    Admits unto the heart of it all,
    Some teacher shares the fame.

    I never hear the pianist
    with talent true and rare,
    But in the shadows I can see,
    a teacher standing there.

    No skillful doctor ever saved
    the lives of human kind,
    Without the seeds some teacher stored
    within that fertile mind.

    No actor, writer, carpenter,
    no boxer you’ll allow,
    Pursues his chosen field unless
    some teacher showed him how.

    Lawyers, doctors, engineers,
    all who are beloved men.
    Remember what some teacher taught
    and quote it now and then.

    Yes, teachers mold their monuments.
    They build them year by year.
    Not like the ancient pyramids,
    so awesome and austere.

    Which time and time will wear away,
    but spurning solemn stone.
    Our teachers mold eternally
    in living flesh and bone.

    Margaret O'Rouke

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    Thank you, Karenrbw,

    Just added the poem to my folder of ideas from this forum.

    I will be making a poster of it for the new teachers in my next Induction cohort. I always like to give the participants something to post in their room.

    Thanks, again -

    busbus
    Last edited by busbus; 03-18-2008 at 08:16 PM.

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    Thank you for the post. I just sent that to my Social Studies Methods teacher.

    Brook

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    Very nice, thank you for posting

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    Thank you! That is a beautiful poem-one I will share with my colleagues.
    Upnorth

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    I love poems and quotes like that. The quotes we are sharing in the other thread are awesome too.

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