A spot of poetry
I have so many things that I want to declare
In regard to my place of employment.
All the time that I spend with my friends over there
Is a source of delight and enjoyment
Every morning I rise to salute a new day
All prepared for the challenge in store
Then I jump in my car and I’m soon on my way
To the workplace I truly adore
I arrive before everyone else and I wait
Patiently at the door of the centre
With some other staff members I confabulate
Until we are permitted to enter
Once we enter, I look at my folder and see
If I have anyone to assess
Even though those assessments are too much for me
I enjoy my employment no less
The time quickly goes by, it’s a quarter to nine
And I need to go quickly to class
I go there and set up that computer of mine
Which malfunctions once more—oh alas!
Some good students come early, but others come late
Punctuality’s not their strong suit!
Some are ready to learn, and their attitude’s great,
But some others just don’t give a hoot!
There is never a dull moment here at our college.
Students come and they go as they will.
Some are willing to drink at the fountain of knowledge,
But some others are hesitant still
But whatever they do, they show constant respect,
They are adults and they are mature
When I teach them what’s useful and what they expect,
They remain and they listen for sure
I give all of my heart and my mind and my skill
to instruct them in language each day.
When I see my old students, I receive the best thrill
If they’ve found a good job with good pay
After class every day, I prepare for the next,
And I think about all that I’ve done
As I work on the lesson and choose every text,
I do try to make everything fun
At the same time I talk with my colleagues as well.
I enjoy sharing what I have taught
I have noticed that teachers most surely excel
When they share with each other their thought
Every Friday however, we spend the whole day
On our paperwork and on our training
I do not really mind it, although I must say
It is not really as entertaining
I enjoy what I do, I enjoy my employment,
And there’s nothing that can surpass
My great workplace in which I derive my enjoyment
Here in Fairfield, here at Navitas
ENJOYMENT OF MY EMPLOYMENT