A profound glance, as I drove by,
I noticed a new beginning,
A transformation in line with my career,
Sparked a sense of belonging,
A school which became my home.
As I stepped foot into the compound,
An overwhelming joy swallowed me,
My dreams are finally woven into reality,
The name finally stamped on the punchcard.
The gleaming red rose petals with morning dew,
The mind-soothing prayers from the hall,
A cascade of emotions begins to whirl,
As I progress even further down the corridor.
Oh! Wow! Such a magnificence,
That the normal eye has never seen,
The enlivening atmosphere of the school,
Could breathe ecstasy into any living soul!
I even taught the amazing children on the first day,
Uplifting, elevating their feet off the ground,
Together we share an unbreakable bond,
To learn, to share, to sprout a new dawn.
One day I was passing by the library,
I heard beautiful voices in unison,
I saw the best performance that day,
A cut above the rest of the cauldron,
The girls sang words in a sing-song manner.
Umm, what was it called? Yeah, it’s choral speaking!
My shackles of the long are finally gone,
I have immersed myself in the school walls,
Emanating the strong aura of an educator,
I walk into classes with a huge smile on my face.
I can now see the minuscule of things,
There is knowledge blooming out of the windows,
And lasers shooting out of the books,
I wondered why as it was mind-boggling,
Well, now I know that it is,
To help the children propel forward.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end!
I am nearing the completion of my practicum,
I am saddened as I have to leave now,
But my memories keep me comforted at night.
The kind, caring teachers there to guide,
The beloved endearing pupils,
The wonderful administration,
The helpful school staff,
And every amazing soul unmentioned,
All contribute to the success of the nation!
Smart is the key to excellence,
Intelligence is the ark of distinction,
Girls of the new generation’s eminence,
School of only the best of the best!
Sekolah Kebangsaan (P) Sultan Ibrahim!
Truly the Best!
Cover image by Syamila Suzana. The copyright of ‘SIGS – THE BEST’ belongs to Arjun Dhillon.