A teacher is a teacher, plain as that,
Certainly not someone whom you’d want to engage in your group chats.
But where do you go when you need a lending ear,
When your once closest friends are suddenly nowhere near?
Sure, a teacher is not exactly one to spill your entire life story to,
But they should be someone who will have no judgment against you.
There shouldn’t be a word that you can’t tell a teacher,
They’re passionate about helping; it’s one of their finely tuned features.
Of course, I suppose there are a few choice words that shouldn’t be said,
But that all comes down to common sense, using your head.
I hope one day, the barrier will be torn down completely,
So that every student has a friend, even if it’s done so discreetly.