Richard Ikolo


A Tribute To Teachers - Poem by Richard Ikolo

You taught my hands to write
I knew the difference between wrong and right

The correction from your rod
Instilled in me the fear of God

Your constant counsels were like pills
Now, I could see far above the hills

Your lovely rebuke made me who I am
I have learnt from you to keep calm

I mistook your firmness for harshness
Indeed, I have discovered my foolishness

You laid the foundation for my career
And made me a victor over the torment of fear

You were unto us a perfect example
Besides, you made learning very simple

You did very well on your part
I truly love you from my heart

Oh, what a gift you are to nature!
Tyros can boast of a great future

What you did was more than a favour
May you reap the fruit of your labour.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I dedicate this poem to my caring, loving, dedicated and industrious teachers, living and dead.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013


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