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Paragon's Praise

December 31, 2018
By uberbearsharkm8 PLATINUM, Seminole, Florida
uberbearsharkm8 PLATINUM, Seminole, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."
- Leonard Nimoy

Shallows breaths, empty room,

Mechanized protégés

Soulless drumming of digits. 

‘Lest passion dispersed apathy—

Past words of fervor 

Dawned by the preceptor;

Alongside scintillation.

Grinning and brimming wits. 

Washington of the class—

Herald unafraid of foray,

Inducting scholars for betterment 

Broadened horizons, 

Best of Plato’s children,

Student of Athens. 

Expanding intellect—

Fast as the galaxy’s pulse. 

The author's comments:

Teachers have the power to spark a flame in a classroom surrounded by darkened soul simply by their presence. In the midst of all the apathy and ennui plaguing the pupils in a classroom, it is the teacher who gives them a spirit to clasp onto. This poem was written to emphasize the important roles teachers retain in the livelihoods of students, as well as the influence they have while providing the light needed to bloom. Crafted for an instructor with the ability to transform bores into thrills, Paragon’s Praise is but a sliver of a way to showcase the gratitude held for all who dedicate their existence to bettering a new generation.

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