Stuart's Spectacular Students

This is dedicated to my amazing students. The goal is for each and every one of them to feel unstoppable by the time they walk out of the classroom door for the final time in May. This chronicles their journey; their own Chronicles of Self-Actualization.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Twenty Battles for Twenty Hearts

Waking from a sleep that seems much too short
Slowly stepping across the den floor in the dark

Stretching each muscle that is sore
Shaking the stiffness from each joint

The great war for the greatness in man
Always takes a lot out of him

Looking out from the opening of his den
How many dawns he needed to draw strength from to fight again

It's been twenty battles
For twenty hearts

Each one has been won somehow
Each one being a loving work of art

The war is now over
All battles have been fought

Twenty minds ablaze with all they've become
And not one forgot


Roaring loudly as they depart


Feeling unstoppable in their hearts

The impossible dream has been dreamt and done
The lion looks out at this new dawn.......

.......And roars loudly in the early morn

Copyright © 2007 by Adam Stuart

*This is for you guys, who yesterday got back the results of the state NRT reading and math tests. The class average was an "A" on BOTH.

Getting you to FEEL unstoppable was hard enough. Giving you the skills to actually BE unstoppable was a whole new level of effort.

I am tired. But I am happy.


  • At 9:02 AM , Anonymous briana said...

    this was a very good poem because its very sad and enjoying too, i hope u can make one for your next year class

  • At 7:06 PM , Anonymous Belle said...

    I am missing you very much! Even though it is several hours from when the banquet ended I still miss U teaching us and everything!

  • At 4:17 PM , Blogger Adam Stuart said...

    Thank you. You guys were a wonderfully special class. Thank you for making it so easy to enjoy my job.


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