So What Have The Teachers Ever Done For Us ?

Updated: Jul 16

To celebrate, National Thank A Teacher Day I wrote a new poem about the power of a teacher... with a lot of inspiration from one of my favourite Monty Python scenes from The Life of Brian: What have the Romans ever done for us?


What have the teachers ever done for us?


So they say thank a teacher

but what have they done?

Hugged you when sad?

Cheered when you won?


Magicked a tear

into a grin?

Unearthed a talent?

Lifted your chin?


Invented moments?

A Memory unleashed?

Sparked up the neurons -

a trillion at least?


Steered a bad day

through stormy seas?

Anchored a year

and blessed it with breeze?


But after inspiring

and raising your roar

What are those teachers

really there for?


To personify love

Define your own noun

Alliterate D

“Don’t dull yourself down!”


Multiply trust

Subtract the fear

Dividing regret

Adding a gear


Light up a bulb

Dissect a brain

Classify joy

Hypothesise pain


Teach you to catch

a handful of hope

Showing you how

to ski your own slope


Collage a dream

Painting with pride

Sketch out the truth

that scribbles inside


So yes, thank a teacher

for all that they do

for changing a life

for helping build you








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