Helpline PH

Teachers must be the most “plastik” people in the world

Teachers must be the most “plastik” people in the world

The poem “Plastik” by Sir Jovelano Urzame gives us a deep look into teachers’ lives, showing us how tough and loving they can be at the same time. It starts by calling teachers the most “plastic” people, meaning they might not always show their true feelings. They keep smiling and teaching us even when they have their own big problems. This might make you think they are not being real, but the poem takes us deeper into why they do this.

Teachers do a lot for us. They guide us when they themselves might be feeling lost, they keep teaching us even if it means they have less time for their own families, and they tell us everything is okay even when they are feeling very sad inside. The word “plastic” usually means someone is being fake, but this poem shows us that teachers act this way because they really care about us. They put on a brave face and keep going because they want to make sure we learn and feel supported.

Plastik
Guro na siguro ang
pinaka plastik na tao sa mundo
dahil nakangiti parin ito habang nagtuturo
kahit na ang dami nyang problema sa sarili nyang mundo.
Guro na siguro ang
pinakaplastik na tao sa mundo
dahil iga-guide ka nya kahit siya mismo
ay nalilito na kung saan ba patungo
Guro na siguro ang
pinakaplastik na tao sa mundo
dahil pilit ka nyang tuturuan kahit sarili nyang mga anak ay napapabayaan na
Guro na siguro ang
pinakaplastik na tao sa mundo
dahil sasabihin nyang “Ok” lang siya
kahit ang totoo durug na durog na siya
Pero sa lahat ng kaplastikan nya
isa lang ang totoo
Ang mahal ka nya kaya
nagpapakaplastik siya.

When you think about “Plastik,” it makes you see teachers in a new light. It’s not just about the hard times they go through; it’s a celebration of their love and strength. Teachers do so much more than just teach subjects; they help shape who we are. They might not always show how hard things are for them because they want to focus on helping us grow and learn. This poem is a reminder to appreciate all the things teachers do for us, often without asking for anything in return.

“Plastik” teaches us to look beyond what we see on the outside and understand the real reasons behind teachers’ actions. They are heroes in their own way, putting their students first and showing love in everything they do, even when it’s hard for them. Let’s remember to thank our teachers for their big hearts and all the hard work they do every day.

OUR LATEST POST