Poem

WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN’T LOOKING
By Mary Rita Schilke Korzan

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you displayed my first report, and I wanted to do another.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you fed a stray cat, and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you gave me a sticker, and I knew that little things were special things.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you put your arm around me, and I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt–but that it’s all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you smiled, and it made me want to look that pretty too.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you cared, and I wanted to be everything I could be.

When you thought I wasn’t looking–I looked…and wanted to say thanks for all those things you did when you thought I wasn’t looking. 


 I love this poem because it reminds me of the impact that teachers have on the lives of the students in their classrooms.  I remember several teachers from my past, I knew they cared about each of the students in their classroom.  I am thankful for these teachers because without these, I may not have ever wanted to be a teacher.

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2 Responses to Poem

  1. I like this poem as well and added it to my blog…thanks.

  2. courosa says:

    Thanks for sharing this poem!

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