I was so ordinary

I was so ordinary that there was always so much to fill

I was so ordinary that my urge to know never fulfilled

It was destiny, not desire, that I became a teacher

When I became a teacher

I did not want my students to know that I was so ordinary

I wanted my students to excel

I am happy that I got more from my students than I could give them

My students are now my teachers

It feels good that an ordinary can become a good teacher

I am happy that I was so ordinary