I watched in awe
sitting in the first row
of a small cafetorium
as forty children performed
their very much rehearsed musical show.
Each child so unique and special
watched in anticipation for the signals
of their beloved music teacher.
The tamborine players started the jamboree
The maraca players joined in at the count of three
Then the drummers followed faithfully.
The teacher’s face glowed with pride
and we all learned for just an instant
to look inside their hearts as she does everyday.
One can see the unconditional devotion
the audience filled with emotion
clapped and cheered as each child was introduced
I heard someone say:
“I will never underestimate
the power of a teacher.”
It is all about one’s expectation
and the magic music can bring.
When all was said and done
my heart was so happy and
wanted to sing.
* This poem is dedicated to good teachers and most of all to those who devote their career to children with special needs. Most of the children in the show were autistic. It was amazing.