Last Updated : 4th September, 2019

Teachers' Day Poems

Teachers are the guiding light in everyone's life. They nurture the young citizens of the nation.

Pay tribute to your teachers by dedicating the following poems to them on this Teachers' Day.

Why I went to the foot?

Why I went to the foot?
Was ever a maiden so worried?
I'll admit I am partial to Jim,
For Jimmie has promised to wed me
When I'm old enough to wed him.

But then I love teacher, too, dearly,
She's always so lovely to me,
And she's pretty and kind and sweet-tempered,
And gentle as gentle can be.

I wouldn't for worlds hurt Jim's feelings,
For he never would like me again-
But there was my dearest, sweet teacher,
And I'd die if my words gave her pain.

"Two plus two equals what?" was the problem.
And I knew teacher thought it made "four";
But Jimmie said "six," and maintained it
As long as he stood on the floor.

And I saw I must soon choose between them,
For I was the next in the line.
Should I side with my teacher or Jimmie?
What a sad situation was mine!

And just as my heart with that problem
Of friendship was so sorely vexed
I was called on to answer the other,
For teacher had said, sharply, "Next!"

It was then that the brilliant thought struck me,
That by compromise I could contrive
To hurt neither teacher nor Jimmie,
And that's how I came to say "five."
Ellis Parker Butler


A Teacher Is...

A Teacher Is..
Someone who is wise...
Who cares about the students and wears no disguise.
But is honest and open and shares from the heart.
Not just lessons from books, but life where you are.
A teacher takes time to help and tutor.
With english or math or on a computer.
It's (Teacher' name) who's patient, even in stress.
Who never gives less than the very best!
Not that I was the perfect student,
But you were the perfect teacher for me!
- Author Unknown


I always love your class

I always love your class;
Your teaching helps me see,
That to have a happy life,
Learning is the key.
You understand your students;
You’re sensitive and smart.
You’re a skillful teacher;
I knew it from the start.
I’m grateful for your wisdom
For the teacher that you are;
You’re a very good person,
And as a teacher, you’re a star!
- Author Unknown


We held their hands the first day of school

We held their hands the first day of school.
Our hearts were filled with pride.
There was an aura of fear and apprehension
As we stood close to their side.
We deposited our children at your door,
Our most precious and prized possessions.
We trusted that you would give them more
Then Reading and Writing lessons.
Our unspoken words were, give them self worth.
They are little children, respect their rights.
Teach them with love and remember compassion.
Use a firm hand to break up their fights.
As the years went by, you did us proud
With your guiding hand and understanding smile.
You gave much more then we expected. v That was your way, your undeniable style.
What higher tribute can we pay a teacher?
To what greater heights can he ascend?
Than to have his students praise his work,
And to say "He is my friend."
Myrna Beth Lambert


God Made Teachers

God understood our thirst for
Knowledge, And Our Need To Be Led
By someone wiser;
He needed a heart of compassion,
Of encouragement, and patience;
Someone who would accept
The Challenge Regardless Of The
Opposition;
Someone who could see potential
And believe in the best in others . . .
So he made teachers
- Winter Galz


When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

When you thought I wasn't looking,
you displayed my first report, and I wanted to do another.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
you fed a stray cat, and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
you gave me a sticker, and I knew that things were special things.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
you put your arm around me, and I felt loved.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things hurt--but that it's all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn't looking, you smiled,
and it made me want to look that pretty too.
When you thought I wasn't looking, you cared,
and I wanted to be everything I could be.
When you thought I wasn't looking I looked...
and wanted to say thanks for all those things you did when you thought I wasn't looking.
Mary Rita Schilke Korzan

 


You Are My Teacher

You Are My Teacher
I am happy that you are my teacher;
I enjoy each lesson you teach.
As my role model you inspire me
To dream to work and to reach.
With your kindness you get my attention;

Every day you are planting a seed
Of curiosity and motivation
To know and to grow and succeed
you help me fulfill my potential;
I am thankful for all that you have done.
I admire you each day, and I just want to say,
As a teacher, you are number one!
Happy Teachers Day
- Author Unknown


Wonderful Teacher

With a special gift for learning
And with a heart that deeply cares,
You add a lot of love
To everything you share,
And even though
You mean a lot,
You'll never know how much,
For you helped
To change the world
Through every life you touched.
You sparked the creativity
In the students whom you taught,
And helped them strive for goals
That could not be bought,
You are such a special teacher
That no words can truly tell
However much you're valued
- Author Unknown


You are my special teacher

You are my special teacher
I just want you to know
I always had fun in your class
How the time has flown!

Thank you for helping me
To learn all that I know
I will always remember you
even when I'm grown!

I'll miss you being my teacher
I know the reason why
I am feeling very sad
Because it's time to say goodbye
- Author Unknown


My First Teacher

They say the years from one to five,
when tiny tots become alive,
li'l professors they are, really
as they take in and store so freely

an overload of information,
as if by heaven-sent dictation.
Those years of active acquisition
are followed by the earnest mission

of teachers in the local school
who teach even the dumbest fool.
And, if you want to know the reason
why some of us learn out of season,

continue to obtain the goods
about the why's and what's and should's,
in playgrounds and on dusty streets.
It's when your hungry, blue eye meets

that of the teacher to connect.
In a split second a direct
and lasting bond is herewith born.
And from that moment you are torn

between the world and your first love
when she regards you from above.
But if no spark arises there
the two of you will never share

a common path through those first years,
and when your graduation nears,
you'll say good bye with no regret,
as cool as on the day you met.

For those who do feel adoration,
in early years a fair sensation,
you will increase your own IQ
because you understand the true

sweet essence of your little mind.
You learn to count, to write and find
that teacher's eyes are your reward.
When other pupils do act bored

you whip your mental faculties
for one good reason, it's to please
the one who does appreciate
your intellect in a debate.

You learn a trillion silly facts
about strange wars and secret pacts.
And, in the end, when you're all grown
it is as if you'd always known.

Your parents spend with you their days,
but seldom shower you with praise.
You learn for life, say those who know,
not for the school system, oh no.
But mine was such a lovely creature,
I did my thing just for the teacher.
- Poem by Herbert Nehrlich


Things our grown-up mind defies

Things our grown-up mind defies
Appear as giants in children's eyes.
A gentle touch upon her head
A simple word when kindly said.
Complete attention when she calls.
Her knowing you have given all.
Correcting in a loving way.
Instilling trust in what you say.

Making her believe unique
The tiny flaw upon her cheek.
Admiring old and faded dresses.
Reminding her we all make messes.
Words of comfort you've softly spoken
A promise you've made she knows won't be broken.
Your knowing her doll that was lost today
Is just as important as bills you can't pay.

Helping make her plans and schemes
Giving her hope and building her dreams.
All of this and so much more
Is in her mind forever stored.
They who touch her life awhile
Can either make or break that child.
education is important, true,

But so much more, her faith in you.
You've weathered through the storm and strife;
You helped to build a small girl's life.
You're truly one to be admired.
For you gave more than was required.
Pat McClain


Teachers come and go

Teachers come and go
But every so often one comes along
That you'll always remember
One who makes learning an adventure…
And who can still remember
What it's like to be young
And growing up..
The kind who can make you
Want to be the very best you can be.
Someone you can really talk to,
Who really cares
What happens to you..
That person is YOU!
- Author Unknown

 


When we stride or stroll across

When we stride or stroll across the frozen lake,
We place our feet where they have never been.
We walk upon the unwalked. But we are uneasy.
Who is down there but our old teachers?
Water that once could take no human weight
We were students then- holds up our feet,
And goes on ahead of us for a mile.
Beneath us the teachers, and around us the stillness
- Author Unknown


A substitute for working moms

A substitute for working moms,
She comforts, pampers, soothes and calms.
With all the love she has to share,
She's great to have when mom's not there.

She loves to rock a fussy child,
Corrects the one who gets too wild.
She hears her share of tearful pleas,
And comforts those with skinned up knees.

With little children she plays a peek,
For bigger ones it's hide-and-seek.
She is an expert at each game,
But somehow loses just the same

She helps them learn the alphabet,
And gives them hugs when they're upset.
She is a true and trusted friend,
Who helps them learn and play pretend.

Although she's paid, it's plain to see,
She serves them with a love that's free
- Author Unknown


For teaching children lessons

For teaching children lessons,
To help them as they grow,
Let this gift remind you,
You’re the best teacher we know!
- Author Unknown