If I should go away upon an urgent call
And leave the beds unmade, the floors unswept, and all
The things I should have done-
And then did not return...... more »
Did you ever have someone say to you,
"Why do you teach? Is it worth your while?"
That starts me to pondering and actually wondering
If my answer makes sense; that I find recompense
In seeking the tenderness, temperament mild,
So often found in the heart of a child.
Did you ever have someone exclaim,
"Why all the pain? You cannot hope to train
All of them to be great. It isn't their allotted Fate."
I say it isn't tiring to try to be inspiring.
There's glory in watching them grow and unfold.
There's something in the life of a child.
Did you ever ...