Dear Elementary School teachers,
It has been years since we have spoken
Since you let me slip away into the system
Forgot me, and my talents
Ignored what I couldn’t do.
Well I am no longer that kid,
You made me believe I was.
That I would never write,
Never amount to anything.
That I was no more then stupid,
A kid who was only good, at some things,
But only ever, sometimes.
I am here to say I am more
I am not a statistic.
I am not a kid you can forget.
What I have done has been of no help from you
You never taught me anything,
You never taught me to read or write
Just that I never could.
Nothing to make me believe,
You never did what teachers were supposed to do.
You never taught me I could change the world.
But I did it anyway.
Without your help,
Without you teaching me, what I needed to know
My future is now my own,
No thanks to you
You have done nothing for me
So now I am going to do nothing, for you
Except write this poem
To show as proof
That I have done more
Then you thought I ever could.