The Empty Classroom

The Empty Classroom

The classroom was empty,
Not a child in their chair.
For summer vacation
Was already there.

The teacher looked out,
Not one hand in the air.
No questions to answer,
No books to repair.

Hurt fingers and feelings,
There were none.
No laughter,
No fun.

No lessons of Bible,
Math, Reading,
Or tests.
No games and all of the rest.
Another class,
Another year,
It was the best!

He thought of each child,
Looked at notes he’d received
Saying, “I love you.”
His heart – it was grieved.
To lose such a class
Who could replace?
A tear gently dropped down his face.

But now to prepare
For another year to come.
To show a new class
The love of God’s Son.

And this scene repeated
Until through heaven’s door
The Christian teacher will walk
To the Classroom once more.

But this time he sits
With his students in place
In that never empty Classroom
Looking at the Master Teacher’s face.

— Charles B. Mayes

The Empty Classroom © 2017 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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The dedicated Christian School teacher does much more than teach the 3 Rs.  They also teach the 4th R of Righteous in Jesus Christ!

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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.

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . .” – Dr. P.T. Mammen

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The Two Hardest Words

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The Two Hardest Words

There are two words hardest for the teacher,
As the school year wears right down,
As she gets even closer to her students,
Helping them each achieve a laurel crown.

As she sees them grow physically,
And in spirit, and in mind,
They see her face, radiant with love
For them, and very kind.

But then, after all the lessons,
And the big testing on May 22,
The Field Trip now is over,
And Sports Day, too.

The last day is here with a school BBQ,
T-shirt autographing to remember everyone,
Students say goodbye for the summer,
It’s a lot of controlled chaos – a lot of fun.

As the clock strikes the closing 1:00 pm,
The kids she’ll really miss,
Even now her voice is firm, but a little wavering, too,
She says those two hardest words – “Class Dismissed.”

— Charles B. Mayes

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

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Good teachers really care about their students.  The last day of school is exciting.  There are many emotions expressed because of the coming of summer vacation and the realization by both students and teacher that they may not see each other again.

I appreciate what Larry Pine wrote in his South Bay Concert News (March) referring to my Poetry Reading on February 6th, 2015, the following:

“The Christian poetry of Charles Mayes added a creative break to the Bethel Hymn Sing. Even poems with motions for Children’s programs . . . ”

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If these poems minister to you, I’d encourage you to pass the word along talking with your friends; when you write an email; or when you’re on Facebook or other social media to include a mention of http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com.

If you would like to use this poem reading as a performance; or on your website; in your newsletter; bulletin; speech; sermon; class; etc., you must indicate on the communication that the author is “Charles B. Mayes” and it is “Used by Permission”. If it is used on a website, please add our website address, or link to http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com which can be connected to from outside this site.

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.

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . .” – Dr. P.T. Mammen

If you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description, price, payment, and mailing arrangements.

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