The Greatest Lesson...
I was sad to learn of the death of a beloved teacher. His name is Robert Kovac Sr. and he taught English at the Jim Thorpe Senior High for many years. He wasn't just a teacher to a lot of us, he excited us to read, urged us to tell him about the books that we read. He introduced me to Beowulf, which is still one of my favorite books. He talked to me when my father passed and showed he was a friend as well as a teacher, he will be missed greatly by many more than myself. Thank you Mr. Kovac....for teaching me to read and write from the heart ...
The Greatest Lesson ….
When left to our devices
We live to forgive the days
We tend to regret in life
Days we left too soon
For things that just were
A blink of a tear filled eye
Words spoken from the heart
As one friend to another
Listening to what one feels
Tragedy leads to thoughts
Of regrets, moments, & words
He led me to find my voice
Further along the trail I went
Than I might have gone before
He gave no promise for tomorrow
Just wished me to live the day out
With the conviction I never knew
I had to use within myself, somehow
He knew it was there in the embers
The words I have now are simple ones
Thank you for the lessons you taught
And the friendship you offered many
With you deeds, we found our words
And that in itself is the greatestlesson ….
By Mark S Driesbach
In Memory of Our Teacher thank you for the lessons learned …