Steal not the hours,
You wily-winged rogue,
For they rightfully should remain
With whom they’ve been bestowed.
Cheat not the teacher;
Dare not be remiss
In the payment of wages
For if you do, you shall know this:
Students spare no moments.
They’ve not patience nor the time
For work-weary tutors
Who’ve martyred their lives.
The years, they’ll not linger.
But their minutes, they are mine!
I shall use them to my fullest–
Re-energize heart and the mind.