Those Who Teach

Those who teach
hold the future in the palm of their hand.
They open someone's eyes
to unseen potential,
mixing mystery with knowledge to create magic.
They reach into the soul of another
and bring out the limitless abilities
of tomorrow.

Those who teach
ensure the endurance of discovery.
They make us believe in ourselves
and our own capacity for creation,
sharing their vision of what we can be.
They give away what can never fade,
and only becomes stronger
when bonded by sharing.

Those who teach
live timeless lives of generous spirit.
Their efforts, regardless of prominence,
touch the souls of not only the students,
but everyone the student encounters forever.
Their gift is a priceless realization
of one's potential
and the enchantment never fades.

- Tamara Bailie