There is an unseen side to Education
Hidden up the back of schools
Teachers work way past hard
In this location
Needy, needy children there.
It is not the fault of those children
Not the fault of anyone
Our special ed students are hard work
At times it is quite frustrating
But for all those times the joy that comes
When a child has a victory
When a child masters a skill
When a sweet young man,
Barely in his teens
Comes up to shake your hand.
He is demonstrating his respect
For something you have done for him.
A soft grin that spreads to his eyes.
These are the times that make it worth it.