To Teacher

I know I’m gonna enjoy this
I know you’re gonna say something radical
I know your words will inspire me to jump out of my seat
I know your humanism will bring me to tears

Hearing you makes me human
Hearing you makes me proud
Hearing you makes me want to bring children into this world
And have them listen to you

Your pen- your only sword
No need to shed blood over spilt blood
Voice of peace- grace me with your wisdom
Voice of the oppressed- show me where I went wrong
Take my hand
Show me compassion
I want to repent
I want to belong

Your trenches- my trenches
Your blood- my blood
Your eyes- my eyes
I see
I speak
I fight

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