Treasure Island


(11/07/1975 / Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines)


Heavenly Father, unto thee I fervently offer
My gratitude for the blessings you’ve delivered
Unto me who behold a life of a humble teacher
For without thy grace and mercy for me a sinner
I could not have done my duty I pledged to offer

Bless me Father with wisdom I need to deliver
A prudent teaching at the best I can offer
For the welfare of my students that I do consider
As children that I need to train to become achiever
As successful fellow with skill to be good provider.

Shower we with a humble heart that I can be a model
Of humility and good service to all my fellow teachers
As well as with my students to uphold good principle
That teaching is an opportunity to make life better
And not a privilege we can use to deprive others.

Give me the strength and faculties of a good teacher
With an undying desire to become always better
In the practice of this nobles profession I can offer
To serve my country’s need and my every learner
And as my little way of Glorifying your name forever.

Fill my heart with patience and love for others
That I can always listen and understand others
Specially the students with life full of troubles
In their families, friends and environmental circles
That I can be a good agent of change for the learners.

Make me an instrument of peace with every brother
As I try to share my wisdom to shape the lives of others
For it can not be denied that sometimes I am subjective
Instead of being objectives to have proper perspective
That teaching is transforming the lives of every learners.

Above all I fervently pray for the forgiveness of my sins
In every things I have failed to do to serve thy holy name
For the shortcomings in the practice of my noble calling
And all wrong doings I have against any of my brothers,
Fellow Teachers and students including all other sinners
That I may be worthy to receive thy mercy loving Father,
and that I may be worthy to be called one of your teachers.

Dedicated to those who embraced the teaching profession, like my own Late Father, who dedicated his life as a prudent teacher until he died. I am also in this profession 10 years ago as a college instructor.

Submitted: Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Edited: Sunday, October 02, 2011

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  • Tiffanie Lau (11/27/2007 7:34:00 AM)

    Teachers are the most wonderful people on earth; we owe them too much. This is such a beautiful poem, I would like to present this to a teacher who changed my life. Thank you! (Report) Reply

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