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Since the first day I had a plan for you
I had a idea that I wanted to carry out with
I had the idea of true greatness for you
I was given the idea not on my own

Since the first day you feel under my wing
Under my protective wings of a eagle who has been through a lot
I had planned such greatness for you
A process that was not by accident or coincidence

Since that day I always dreamed of teaching someone what greatness is
Not the kind of greatness that makes one perfect, but true greatness
True greatness my student, true greatness
I dreamed of that ever since, and now it's finally happening

Since that day I hoped and prayed that you will someday understand what I'm teaching you
Understand what I'm really doing for you
It's a mystery for you to understand by now
But I know and have faith that you will like it

Since that day I have been always proud of you
Teaching you with the best of patience I can think of
Imagining that moment when your mystery is finally clear
Imagining the greatness I have done but not on my own

Since that day you have stood firm by me
You saw and heard of my imperfections; my struggles and the pain
Sometimes you had to hear me say that I couldn't teach you anymore
But there you were, still wanting me to be your teacher

Since that day you knew that I was the right one
Since that day I know that I wasn't going to quit on you
Since that day I heard about you leaving I did feel sad
But regardless my teaching will go on; we will go all the way

Since that day I dreamed of seeing you as something great
My student... you will be someone new
You will know what true greatness is
You will know what I'm doing with you

Since that day... since today
Since today I will keep thinking of that moment
When we finally come to that point of victory even if it means losing
You will make me proud... you have always made me proud

Since today I have been proud of you
I know that I'm finally doing more good than bad
It's just what I prayed for... exactly what I prayed for
But this soul purpose will remain a mystery still

Since today I can see you being someone different
Someone who will say, "Hey I was taught what greatness is even if I'm not rewarded."
That is my dream for you
That is what I see out of you

Since today I will be your teacher
You will continue to fly by my wing
Until that one day when you will teach another baby bird to fly
Until you will teach that baby bird what Heaven feels like some day

Come and follow me little birdie, let's keep flying together
Let's soar into the sky and see the world above
Feel the warmth of the Sun on a blue day
Teach you little birdie to fly with a eagle like me

Up up and away- into the beyond
Yes I can see that beautiful picture
Crap... my eyes are getting watery
I'm just so proud of you

I will miss you, but I know that my purpose will be worth it
To make you greater in this life were greatness has to be recognized
That is what I plan on doing for you
Keep thinking though my little birdie and keep soaring with me

Come on little birdie... we still have a long way to go  
So why was I gone for so long? Well two reasons... ONE- since I'm now a Senior I have not only been busy BUT I've been having some writer's block and TWO- I now have a student in JROTC that I'm teaching Drill since it's her first year. But as I teach her, I'm not only teaching her not only to be good in Drill BUT I'm teaching her something else. She keeps asking me what it is but I told her that I want her to think about it first because some day I will tell her what I've been trying to teach her, and since the first day she feel under my wing I have great hopes for her. Sadly I would love to tell the rest of the world what I'm teaching my student BUT I want to keep that a mystery too... what do you think I'm trying to teach her about true greatness? For once I actually feel like I'm doing good in life and I even prayed (I forgot that I've become more devoted in my faith in Christ when I was gone but just because I'm a Christian it doesn't mean that I don't mind talking those who missed me) to have a chance to teach someone a great source of knowledge, so I guess what I'm trying to say I didn't do my teaching alone and I'm glad because I don't think I could have done it on my own. Anyway... that's my case and until then my actual purpose of teaching will remain a mystery, but like my student... keep on guessing on what it is.

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silentjane17 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing and touching poem (for me anyways). I could take a guess at what you are trying to teach your student...but I don't think I will. However, I really hope that your students takes your teachings and learns from them, and learns what you are trying to teach this student.
GhostDemon915 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
At the moment... it's hard for me to keep teaching her since not only she is having relationship drama (her boyfriend is also one if my students) but i will do whatever i can to keep teaching. As u can probably c... im a JROTC cadet so im not only teaching them to b masters of drill, but something else (u can attempt to take a guess but for now it's a mystery)
silentjane17 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see how it is hard to keep teaching is a dilemma, but it is great that you are doing what you can to keep teaching her. I will wait to guess, take some time to think about it.
GhostDemon915 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks... she's been trying to figure out what im really trying to teach her and still hasn't really figured it out. What is ironic is that since im dating her best friend... im doing the same thing pretty much with the same purpose but in a different way (though she's a little harder since she is more independent but i can understand since i am her first boyfriend)
silentjane17 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is ironic. I am sure, over time, as she continues to learn and think about it, that she will figure out the true purpose.
GhostDemon915 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Of course... i will keep praying about it since also my girlfriend is having critical family issues
silentjane17 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Having family issues is no fun...hopefully all gets better for your girlfriend, and hopefully, she will see that message, I am sure that it might help her a little bit in this hard time.
GhostDemon915 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know
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SamFireSun606 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. I've missed your poetry.
GhostDemon915 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I bet u did cuz i missed hearing from u :)
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