Pathways Between Desks Poem by John A'Hern

Pathways Between Desks



They strode the pathway between the desks
Looking, watching for mistakes
Occasional stops whispered words
In charge of their domain keeping silence
Back to the front of the classroom
Desk viewed as a castle
Drawbridge raised, portcullis down
No words are uttered as all looked forward
Lost in a world of learning
Whirring thoughts keep on turning
Why am I here please turn me free?
Day after day this is so dreary
No laughter allowed, no talking out loud
The rules of learning take their toll
The day it ends, I walk back to my home
Mother asks that dreaded question
How did today go?
You mutter a reply and head for your island
My bedroom waits as loyal as can be
It comforts without asking questions
I lay on my bed holding my head
Bursting at the seams from lessons learned
School days end you are turned free
Joining in with the rest of humanity
All I learned does not help me
Then again, I do show humility
Meet the girl of your dreams
Family life follows the scene
Pass on life's lessons
I become the teacher aware of this fact
I watch my children learning so fast
I do my best from my lessons learned
Another day beckons, pay attention as the wheel turns.

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: lessons of life,teachers day
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
A teachers life is passed on.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bri Edwards 13 October 2018

(cont.) Hey, teacher! maybe use lie, not lay, and an apostrophe in the Poet's Notes. ha ha. to MyPoemList bri (a college dropout, but not a life dropout) :) :) p.s. Did you ever hear it said: Those who can, DO; those who can't, TEACH. :)

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John Ahern 14 October 2018

Hi Bri, thank you for your thoughts and comments, learning, learning always learning.

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Bri Edwards 13 October 2018

(cont.) i guess 'universal education' to a certain age/grade is beneficial to society, though it does not benefit all students and may even hold them back from other pursuits more to their liking and fit for their interests, abilities, and futures. it does have some socializing impact, not always good. it DOES provide some relief to parents/guardians while the kids are in school. (cont.)

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John Ahern 14 October 2018

Hi Bri, some of the Teachers in my era live in my thoughts and daily life daydreams. In my instance some knew how to pass on knowledge others not so. I cannot give an answer to your comment of benefiting society, I think I did and have.

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Bri Edwards 13 October 2018

favorite lines: Lost in a world of learning Whirring thoughts keep on turning Why am I here please turn me free? & How did today go? You mutter a reply and head for your island (cont.)

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John Ahern 14 October 2018

Hi Bri, once again I thank you for taking the time to read the poem.

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