This is a “poem” I wrote to one of my students when we are taking a vacation together and writing a “gift of words” card to each other. Definitely not a poet, I just want to capture the journey our students had, encourage them, and have a little fun!
Met you first time on March 7 2015
Eagerly you started the journey that summer, a journey, not a destiny
Relatively new to America, you weren’t daunted by the challenge
Rough and bumpy, you didn’t know how the road could unfold
Young and brave, nothing that can stop you, it seems
Choice is yours, you want to prove yourself
Home is near but far, many nights you slept lonely
Reaching out to mother, you whisper
I can do this, I think
Students all adore your personality
Teachers they expect you to lead
Many things were accomplished and some regrets
Adventure and boredom, joy and pain, all part of the journey
Still you remember He said, I love you so much, Now Follow Me!