I would like to dedicate this poem to Ms. Nikki Ellis and Mrs. Sharmila Lahiri, two of my former teachers. To them, I may have been just another face in a sea of students, but their work has made a huge impact on me. As a small token of my gratitude, I would like to present them this poem. Hope you enjoy it!
School was a shrine of knowledge,
The humble priestess there made me pledge
To always persevere and to work hard,
And for the song of growth, she was the bard.
She nurtured me curiosity
To learn, she made it a felicity.
She pushed me to focus and concentrate,
And gave me the pen to write my own fate.
Kind but stern, she held the lamp,
Encouraging me through the dark and damp.
You taught me lessons beyond books,
Judged me for my talent, and not my looks.
She lit the fire and kindled my spark,
Trained me to swim a sea of competition and make my mark.
Thank you for your determination to make me strong,
I shall be eternally grateful now and long.