Thursday, February 12, 2009

"What Teachers Make" (WARNING: Explicit Content)

This is my favorite poem by my favorite poet. The poet is a guy named Taylor Mali and the poem is entitled "What Teachers Make." Before you watch it, I should warn you that there is some mild language, but the truth of the poem is so potent that I had to post it. I find that a lot of people tend to determine how successful/valuable a person is based on their net worth and never consider the question, "What do I contribute to the world?" This poem is a response (an angry response) to that impulse.

Enjoy!

4 comments:

laura said...

i like the poem.

and thanks for the comment on my blog. i'm super curious as to what you deleted after anonymous' post

mm jw said...

Whoa. That was great. GREAT.
Thanks for sharing it.

Karen said...

Awesome stuff! I passed it on to all the teachers I know. And that's a lot. :o)

Nancy said...

Okay. We're in April now, closing in on May.
Since my last comment I've changed my 'name' and my coffee cup, but I'm still me ... waiting... for some tidbit...