My Time in the Classroom


A poem by Lorraine Altmiks,
Student of the Entry Level EmployAbilities Skills Training Program

I love being in the classroom
Supporting one another in true spirit
Looking at challenges in a fresh new outlook
Most all I am here to experience everything

Sometimes I find waking up is hard
But once I am up it moves me daily towards new ideas to grow
Ya, learning the not knowing, and the chance to see something
Gives me an opportunity to advance myself

With a positive certainty within myself
I make the best of all the experience
“Bring it on”,  “bring on the hard” I say
I will create and recycle all with love and care

The more the challenge are the more i am ready
To recreate rebuild my life like drawing a face
It has some many lines I love the way it moves
I love the smell of ideas in the air

the challenges, struggles and the learning
All excite me in the way of knowing
I enjoy my classroom
It has given me hope and I will move on…

Lorraine                                                         Journal week 18 – 23 January