My Students Are Awesome

I was teaching a lesson

On rhetorical questions

 

Yes, those filled with aggression

Statement suggestion

Gut-wrenching expressions

 

My students blindly wrote the definition

“A question that is not meant to be answered”

Complying with my activity with little cognition

 

“Yell at each other!” I said

Like a parent in a tiff

Their child hanging their head

“Would you jump off a cliff?”

 

My students stared blankly

Giving me an example,

“Is this a rhetorical question?”

No, no, no I explained with a ramble

 

The day went on

And I completely forgot

The lesson before

That was no hole in one shot

 

At the end of the school day,

My students were silently working

But two were engaged in horse-play

 

“Do you know what silence means?”

I asked my two teens

They started to work without making a scene

 

But one of my students raised her hand with a smile

“Ms. Mersits!” she said with her humble-like style

 

“That was a rhetorical question!”

And I fell into a blissful teacher ascension

This poem is about: 
Me
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