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Atlantis
08-30-2015, 02:37 PM
When I was a kid I struggled a lot in school because I had 4 learning disabilities but did not know it. I had no self-esteem and was depressed and was being bullied but one teacher saw something in me and encouraged me to write. I can't remember his name now which really bugs me about I can remember what he said to me just before he went back to Canada he said to me when my books are released in Canada in the future he will be first in line to purchase them. This poem is about him. He saw something in me and helped me to make it grow. He gave me confidence and my first ever A which was amazing to me at the time. I thought I wasn't capable of anything above a C grade. He made me feel smart for the first time in my life.

Spark

I am the person you donít see
I blend into the background, Iím part of the scenery
I exist alone, Iím in a bubble, in my own little world
You may think Iím sad, or maybe a little weird
People often sneer, say mean things that they think I donít hear.
I walked the halls alone, kept to myself, learnt to disappear
I feared my peers and the cruel words that they threw like spears
I found comfort in books, in the written word
I disappeared into language, and found something there
A spark of something, watch it blaze, watch it flare
I took that flicker, that tiny thing, and made into a wonderful gleam
And I began to grin
I had something now, it was small, but it made me proud
I could stand up taller now
Iíd found something I could help flourish
I no longer felt like I was rubbish
And you noticed, you saw that spark
And gave me my first high English mark
Iíll never forget that moment, my utter shock
It was the first time Iíd ever felt smart

Stylo
08-31-2015, 01:04 AM
It's cool that you are honoring the teacher who recognized your talent :)

RainGore
08-31-2015, 02:59 AM
Had a very similar experience as well! Nice work!

jaus tail
09-11-2015, 11:17 AM
I liked this.