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Not Another Poem

by Barb Hensongispsaca

I hated you.
You made me write verse,
memorize dull Shakesphere.
I learned how to rhyme and flow.
You made me express all my thoughts.
I stood in front of the class and spoke.
I hated you for all those 'thee's' and 'thou's'.
I cringed every time I stood up to speak.
I dreaded walking into your class.
Miss Holllinger, now I thank you.
After forty years, I found
the poetry you showed
as you stood up front
and let passion
control your

Gratitude expressed in a poem writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Poem, any style, expressing gratitude for one who made a difference in your life.

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I fought tooth and nail, ran kicking and screaming from the room every chance I got, instead of sitting in front of the class reciting Shakesphere and our own creations that were horrible. When I lost my voice, God said why not write. Well after my tantrum, I tried it. I was hooked. When I wanted to thank my teacher, it was too late. So I thank her now.
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