Abandon your need for professional development and watch how your troubles will end.
Newly qualified, vastly experienced – where’s the real difference?
The bright and the dull – aren’t they the same?
Do you really aspire to be the best teacher?
What a waste of your time!
Everyone has the answers, but I don’t have any.
I know nothing. Really! I don’t have a clue.
The others are confident, everyone’s bright.
But I doubt everything, there’s no light from me.
Their right turn of phrase and their incisive thought
outshine my dull and confused foolishness.
I continue to drift in all directions and none
while they plan and notate the lessons to come.
They’re so busy! I sit here and wait for my lesson,
drawing strength from my ignorance.
*My original commentary on verse 20 can be found here