The Ghosts in the Classroom

There are ghosts within the classroom
For the teacher standing here
The ghosts of last year’s class
Who have moved on to the next year

There are ghosts within the classroom
Of the teachers here before
The ghosts of games and lessons
That they’ll plan to teach no more

There are ghosts within the classroom
Empty spaces in the room
Of the children who should be here
But who left the world too soon

There are ghosts within the classroom
In the morning, everyday
The ghosts of absent parents
Who can’t share their child’s day

There are ghosts within the classroom
That the teacher tries to hide
For he’s dealing with some big stuff
That is haunting him inside

There are ghosts within the classroom
For the many, for the few
So be kind to all you meet there
And hope that they’ll be kind to you

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