Mrs. Peoples

second grade seems so long ago
there were so many things i didn't know
but you took the time to teach to me
gifts of life and creativity.

i remember crosswords for halloween
tissue creations with glue and beans
handwriting lessons learning to print
math lessons without giving a hint.

but remembered more than anything
is the beautiful smile that you would bring
teaching your students to read and write
you enhanced our gifts with your light.

Mrs. Peoples: for National Poetry Month and the Writing Prompt of Poetic Asides (remember someone) and NaPoWriMo.

Categories: Poetry Post-a-Day


  1. Lisa said on April 13, 2011
    What a lovely tribute to an obviously wonderful person. Lisa InspiredbyLisa
    1. Terri said on April 13, 2011
      Thanks! Second grade seems so long ago. But I still remember her. Let's see...about 40 years ago.
  2. danroberson said on April 13, 2011
    Honoring someone who has been a positive influence shows great things about her and also about you.
  3. vivinfrance said on April 13, 2011
    What a lucky class to have such a teacher. Your poem aroused similar memories in me.
  4. espriurenee said on April 15, 2011
    I know what you mean by second grade being long ago...I think in another lifetime.

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