Author Laura Marie Clark: A Moment Of Clarity


Ah – what was it that worried me again?


My nagging questions have subsided

Over an afternoon teaching eager students, who

Met every single target with delightful glee;

Encouraged to go on, I am fulfilled,

New eyes looking at each classroom, thinking

That teaching has rich rewards for those who try.


Oh, it’s all a learning process, of course,

For every lesson has its challenges to overcome.


Clear as day, I see this job not as my enemy:

Let problems come and I will strike them down

Aware that passion comes from great achievement, I

Reach odds once thought hopeless to beat;

It’s time to embrace this chance to teach

The energetic children who have chosen me.

Yes, this does seem like the life for me.


© Laura Marie Clark


Excerpt from the book “City Of The World”

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About the Author

Laura is a writer and blogger near Lincoln, England. She is the author of City of the World – a collection of poems that take the reader on an adventure living and working as a teacher in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to explore the highs and lows of life as an expat.

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