Elizabeth Padillo Olesen


Teacher, Teacher - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen




Teacher, teacher, teacher, teach me now
Teacher, teacher, teacher, guide me now
Teacher, teacher, teacher, show the way
You are my light
You are my guide.

Teacher, teacher, teacher, comfort me
Give your listening ears when I cry
Help me find the strength in what I can
You are my help
You are my guide.

Teacher, teacher, teacher, build me up
When I do wrong, show me what is right
Teacher, teacher, teacher, let us laugh
You are my friend
You are my guide.


Comments about Teacher, Teacher by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

  • (10/19/2017 9:33:00 PM)


    https: //creativecommons.org/licenses/ The link can better explain it but you get to choose a license to dictate how others can use your work. It's free and you don't have to do anything. I'm asking because I would like to use this poem for a fictional school library website I am creating for a graduate class. Is that okay with you? Also, what license would you like be to cite it under. CC0 is used if you want to allow your work to be used freely with no restrictions. Thank you so much! I would really appreciate it. I believe this poem would put a nice finishing touch on the teacher page of my website. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/19/2017 8:55:00 PM)


    https: //creativecommons.org/licenses/

    This link can better explain it but basically you get to pick a license that tells people how they are allowed use your work. I would like permission to use your poem on a fake website that I have to make for a graduate course I am taking. I am actually a teacher working to be a school librarian so the site is based on a made up school library. I have been looking for a poem to be the audio piece for my site to add to the teacher's page and I thought this would be a good one. What do you think?
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    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (10/20/2017 3:52:00 AM)

    Dear Lee, thanks your note of inquiry. Thanks for making me aware of this particular site on licensing ones work of art. Of course, you are free to use my poem for your purpose as long as you recognize me as the author. I have seen that this particular poem has appeared in a number of websites. When poems are published here, readers are also given the free hand to use them for inspiration and learning. Keep in touch. You maybe interested to see my book of poems: Spirituality for Peace and Justice which you can purchase from Amazon.com and Author House. The 122 poems have got illustrations by 32 photos of my own paintings. Take care.

  • (10/19/2017 2:33:00 AM)


    This is an awesome poem! Does it have a Creative Commons license by chance? (Report) Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (10/19/2017 3:00:00 AM)

    Thanks, Heather Lee, for your nice response. What is creative commons license? Can you tell me?

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/3/2017 4:44:00 AM)


    A nice gratitude to great teachers........................... (Report) Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (9/3/2017 3:01:00 PM)

    Thanks for your response, Akhtar Jawad!

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/9/2015 8:14:00 PM)


    so lovley poem...10

    teacher, teacher
    my only preacher
    to the journey ahead
    and lead...
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    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (5/3/2016 7:30:00 AM)

    Thanks for your response, Mehta!

  • Babatunde Aremu (9/3/2015 5:18:00 AM)


    Nicely penned. Teachers should be proud of this poem. Kudos, poet (Report) Reply

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen (7/5/2015 11:50:00 PM)


    A simple but a real thought of learning, Excellent piece of write, dear poetess

    Congrats on the daily poem!
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/5/2015 5:28:00 PM)


    Teach me now! Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (7/5/2015 12:38:00 PM)


    As a former teacher, I can really relate to this. Thank you for sharing. In spite of the fact that English is not your native language, you have done a fine job of conveying your message.
    Very well done, and congratulations on having it selected as Member Poem of the Day!
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  • (7/5/2015 10:23:00 AM)


    Of all jobs teaching still stands so important. Since relates to upbringing the new generation to life and a good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris (7/5/2015 9:10:00 AM)


    Awesome write. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (6/20/2015 3:15:00 AM)


    teaching is a gift...thank God for the gift of teacher...God bless every teacher and God bless you Lizbeth (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/18/2014 1:43:00 AM)


    A simple but significant snap shot of one of the world's most important professions. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (8/7/2014 1:09:00 AM)


    Thanks, Herbert, for your positive response to this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Herbert Poetry (4/27/2014 8:43:00 AM)


    I like the mesaage about teachers. Salute (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (9/16/2013 12:36:00 PM)


    THanks for your positive response, Musfiq. (Report) Reply

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen (12/14/2012 4:59:00 AM)


    very realistic realization.. a teacher is a good friend and guide for every people.........
    i liked it my teacher......poetess...
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  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (12/12/2012 3:53:00 PM)


    Kelvin, thanks for your response to this entry. (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (12/2/2012 7:54:00 AM)


    Ok teacher! ! ! !
    Teach me now how to be so talented! ! !
    Teacher, teacher give now
    your wise and how to fly? ? ? ?
    So high! ! ! !
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    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/19/2014 3:11:00 AM)

    Poetheart Morgan, thanks for your kind response. Really appreciate it. This poem has been quoted in one or two websites. Glad to see that this is being used.

  • Meggie Gultiano (12/1/2012 8:48:00 AM)


    I love this..all teachers can relate to this..Salamat (Report) Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/19/2014 3:09:00 AM)

    Thanks for your response, Meggie! Salamat din.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 30, 2012



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