I know I wasn’t the best behaved
that you ever taught.
I know i got distracted
much more than I ought.
I didn’t pay attention
every minute of the day.
And admittedly my favorite time
was going out to play.
Yet determinedly you taught me putting me to the test.
Encouraging my efforts
as you made me do my best.
Some lessons were a challenge
but you taught me how to cope.
Each day I grew in confidence
ability, wisdom and hope.
I really now appreciate
that you made me learn through fun
Thank you so very much
for all you’ve said and done.
I still remember that day
when I failed and I cried
But you reassured me calmly
and congratulated me because I tried.
You taught me not to get disappointed at life’s twisted dance
I’ll never forget that day, for it was when
You made me believe in a second chance.
I know that a teacher's life is not facile
and that it pushes you day and night.
But you as a teacher are not fragile
I know and understand this for
Everyday you greet your students with a smile upon your face.
Though paper work the previous night
seemed like a gruelling race.
Money is not your motivation
it’s the love for what you do.
You hear that special calling to which you will always stay true.
Some days are just demanding
and frustration takes its course.
Then you see your students eager faces
their inspiration is your force.
Each day in your classroom reminds you why you’re there.
Making difference in children's lives
with whom your heart you share.
There is a special pride in teachers
and a love for what you do
And appreciation is always shared
between those young lives and you
In short I wanted to thank you
for making a difference in my life.
For inspiring me to be like you
not give up but strive.
Khadijah Abdul Sattar Al Qamar Academy