Your Teacher Hates You
No, I will not take your assignments if they are turned in late –
I want it when I want it, I do not want to wait.
I am not interested in your effort, in how hard you claimed to try –
What matters is the product, not more excuses why.
If your handwriting is illegible, I will not strive to read it –
You know my expectation, and it’s your job to exceed it.
You’ll never get through life this way, waiting for a break –
Thinking the world will care about you is a calamitous mistake.
Yes I’m grumpy and sarcastic, and all too often crass –
But I offer praise to those who show they really want to pass.
You think that I’m your enemy, that I must want you to fail –
But I push you hard because I care; your teacher is your pal.
(Did you read this poem? Did you understand what I tried to convey?
Then prove it, chump – Discuss the message in a 300-word essay.)