Updated: Jun 2, 2020
Have you ever seen a heart smile on the outside
It feels like warm cocoa on a cool day
I have many kids who make me feel like heaven on the inside.
I teach an array of stars, some who cross continents while they were born
Creating new galaxies, in a space created for our future leaders to shine
My students are my constellations and I admire their innocence
The future lawyers and scientists and actors that sit side by side
Hands grasped , creating a palette of colors only the purest artists can take inspiration from
My kids are the greatest you will ever meet.
The little brown boys that are natural protectors and leaders
Latchkey kids, but the doors of opportunity are endless.
my little brown girls who take after me
Their mannerisms resembles mine, dainty but fierce, small but mighty
Their big, brown eyes carry a twinkle or two
reaching up to feel my hair that’s coily and kinky and springy
Kitchen hairstyles, as we would call it, but to them, it’s magic
they said “Ms. Jones, your hair is just like ours
And your skin is just like ours
I’m amazed everyday, by my beautiful stars
They need us, just like we need them
And in my arms I hug children who feel safe
Standing by my side.