I looked across the sea of faces,
My heart a mess of a million fears;
Fifty pairs of eyes watched me,
Some curiously, and some full of tears.
All the names I had to remember;
Make myself heard above their cries.
How on earth, was I, I wondered,
Supposed to make all of them wise?
Snotty noses, bathroom trips,
Amidst ABC and 123.
Who wanted their mamma more, I wondered,
Was it the little kids or was it me?