Thank You Mrs. Shaver

Updated on May 4, 2018


When poems I write, I always think of my special teacher,

She was such a big influence, a good literature preacher.

Way back in seventh grade I had mimicked Gunga Dinh,

Was just a laugh, the first half, other poems to soon begin.


Her husband and I placed eye to eye in the same hospital,

Broken legs from sports and a horse, made it unforgettable.

Over the years I remember those days I was back in school,

Seventh grade to be exact, my own actions much like a fool.



The gift of encouragement in my writing skills was well received,

Over the years I've written a lot, more than I ever had conceived.

Mrs. Shaver, my poetic soul saver, my own beginning as a poet,

Her influence made me go higher, in my college, I could show it.


More than fifty years my written work, how fast does time go by,

As I sit at my desk, compose a piece, the rhyming words do fly.

Thanks once again, my friend, you have meant so much to me,

A teacher's gift, patience, of devotion, helped set a mind so free.



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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      12 months ago from United States

      Thank you for your nice review my friend. Blessings. whonu

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      Nithya Venkat 

      12 months ago from Dubai

      A wonderful tribute to a wonderful inspirational teacher.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      12 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. Blessings. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      12 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      A lovely tribute to a teacher who surely meant a lot to you.

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      Eric Dierker 

      12 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Letty David was so awesome. Reading out Shakespeare really made me begin to think bigger than just a book report. Oh for sure it is better to suffer the slings and arrows of writing than to have never written.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      12 months ago from United States

      Thanks, Shanmarie. Yes, they are. I suppose that's why I became one myself a few years later. Many blessings my friend. whonu

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      Shannon Henry 

      12 months ago from Texas

      This is such a lovely tribute. I can relate to it because I have one particular teacher who first ignited my love of writing, also in 7th grade, and then a few more followed. Teachers are wonderful blessings.

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