In your debt.

In your debt.

Wrote this a while back, as gratitude for a teacher who helped in more ways than her job required. 🙂

The first poem
I wrote in
English Class
encouraged me
to be a less
horrible poet.
So I wrote to
impress you 
but who knew
you taught to help
Not through those
‘frame sentences’
I loathed
but the time we
and ended up
making it
I still
long for.
Not once, not twice
but countless times
you being there made
the difference.
Perhaps, it is no wonder 
then, that every poem
I write since when 
you made us write 
that very first;

I owe you.

Then again,
I owe a lot
more too.



  • Hiba

    February 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm Reply

    Sweet poem 🙂

  • Akmal

    May 1, 2016 at 5:31 am Reply

    Feelings beautifully expressed. Good work.

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