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  My Best Teacher
by William S. Cottringer
Saturday, March 03, 2012
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Here is my journey to finding out who my best teacher in life is...


My Best Teacher
Bill Cottringer
Certainly had some great ones,
Along my wayward winding way—
Pretty blonde pre-school teacher,
Funny bad-hair day History teacher,
Critical bi-speckled English teacher,
Brilliant tiny philosophy professor,
Even a best friend, soul mate,
And famous self-help mentor;
But one stands out,
More than the others,
Taller, brighter, more powerful,
Without a doubt,
Love has been my best teacher;
Fiercely forcing me to grow,
Learn and get much better,
A bad me to my best me,
Way beyond my comfort zone,
Giving me an unfair share of sad sorrows,
With unforgettable heart-wrenching pain,
But also moments of incomparable joy,
Making the heartache seem to fade,
Growing my mind, heart and soul,
Into a timeless eternal bliss,
Taking me further than anything:
From easy innocent puppy love,
To demanding unconditional loving,
With many stops in between—
Lots of romance, sensuality and lust,
Enough friendship, acceptance and respect,
Plenty of patience, partnership, and purpose,
And ending with wholeness, meaning and peace,
But still growing with no end in sight,
Being assured of one important thing—
That all will be well in the end,
In spite of what others may say,
Not understanding love and its way.


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Reviewed by Asa Seeley 3/6/2012
my best teacher has been and still is 'experience' but 'love' comes in second. thanks for sharing.

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/4/2012
A lovely love poem. I really enjoyed your insight.


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Reality Repair

Reality Repair Rx: Knowing What's Up and What's Not

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Do What Matters Most

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  1. No Matter What No Matter Where
  2. DRAW US
  4. I'm No Different Than You
  5. Never Forgotten
  6. Note to Self, Number One
  7. The guiding lights
  8. By the Dawn's Early Light
  9. Sleep / Sueño
  10. Some Day Our Prince Will Come
  11. Higher Ground, Bigger Dreams
  12. Rosebuds
  13. Freedom
  14. A Glimpse of Paradise
  15. Survival
  16. Memories
  17. Your Love Remains
  18. Validation
  19. To Old To Be Young
  20. Peace

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