The Two Easiest Words

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The Two Easiest Words

There are two words easiest for the teacher,
As the school year winds right up,
As she gets to better know her students,
Ready to help them get through, though tough.

She looks over her lesson plans
And on them puts a new shine.
She knows that school will start soon
‘Cause it’s the end of summertime.

She’s already down at the office
Looking over the cumulative reports
Of those dear students,
Who in her class she’ll support.

She sees them not as viewed last year
Or even a few months from now,
But how they’ll be by the end of this year,
Changed with wisdom and knowledge endowed.

With classroom configuration,
For reading, math, and just to explore,
The bulletin boards put up with care,
With colors beautiful galore.

As the clock strikes the opening 8:05 am,
The children walking in, faces a bit forlorning,
Her sweet voice is happy, greeting each one by one,
She says those two easiest words – “Good Morning!”

— Charles B. Mayes

The Two Easiest Words © 2015 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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The Two Easiest Words is a companion poem to The Two Hardest Words which I published on this website earlier.

The two big evens of the school year are the beginning and the end. With both, the teacher must be on their toes helping students to adjust.

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

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