Eulogy For A Teacher

How will you be remembered
By those who come to you?
What will they say,
The ones you serve,
When teaching days are through?

“He never had a favorite.”
“He smiled when he was down.”
“She made me feel that I was loved.”
All jewels in the crown.

And yet one priceless accolade
Out-sparkles all the rest.
A single phrase sums up the days:
“My teacher gave his best.”