Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Chronicles of a Tormented Teacher: Tests.

Chronicles of a Tormented Teacher


     Lately, I've been designing tests that are like a serene field until the unprepared wander carelessly not knowing that it's all a minefield. Last week a few students blew up. While it served as a rude awakening for them, my suspicions were confirmed. We are cultivating a corrupt society. Sorrow crept inside me, yet I wielded the lesson like a sledgehammer. Better to die in my war than to live in a land where real terror dwells.  
     Consequences must be real. I know this, yet I did not push for suspension. Instead, I found solace in arranging a silent, quiet torment. I hand out rewards to those worthy of receiving them. For this semester, the wounded will lose out on that privilege. 
     Amazingly, the kids have noticed something different about me this year. Some don't like it. Perhaps they see an emptiness in my eyes, or an intolerance built by time. I'm trying to do my best. I learned many years ago from one of my great teachers that I should always do my best and let God do the rest.  While I try to walk in the light, I gravitate to darkness. It's who I've always been. Such a delicate dance between dark and light, fire and ice. 
     Ah well, I must rest. Maybe tomorrow the light will win. Maybe...maybe not.    

~ Nomar

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fractured by Nomar Knight

By Nomar Knight

I smile to sell illusion
My laughter is all the rage
A mask hides confusion
Yet I'm stuck in a cage

Ready to keep busy
Maintain a quiet presence
Dark thoughts make me dizzy
Brought down by hard lessons

I'm fractured inside
And nobody cares
Feelings I do hide
So they don't all stare

Heart bleeds dry
Not like they notice
Can't see me cry
Got to maintain focus

I'm fractured inside
Yet I get up every day
Will the pain subside
Must be a better way

To hear her voice once more
Would mend these old bones
Fractured to the core
Always so alone

Each night I go to bed
With no one at my side
Soon I'll be dead
All fractured inside

©2016 Nomar Knight. All rights reserved.
A Knight Chills poetic presentation.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Wipe it Away!

Wipe it Away!

By Nomar Knight

Wipe it away! Make sure to get it all.
Night becomes day. Mustn't take the fall.

Wipe! Wipe it away! The stains must come off.
Keep them at bay. Secrets revealed by a cough.

Wipe! Wipe! Wipe it away! Sweat mixes with blood.
Damn DNA. Don't be another dud.

Wipe! Wipe it away! They can't see what you've done.
Play another day. Go on a murderous run.

Wipe it away! Someone will come for you.
Maybe not today. Best stay out of view. 

©2016 Nomar Knight. All rights reserved.
A Knight Chills poetic presentation.