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Iridescent Teacher

Only seven years old but always bullied and hurt, A constant string of hurtful names others would blurt, Wondered how I’d ever get through grade three, Figured that was the way life would always be. Until Mrs. Shrum my teacher spoke up one day, She made me feel important in such a special way. Giving me duties that only the best students got, Making the bullies look and feel like a sorry lot. She wrote many glowing praises in my report card, Stating of my behaviour she held the greatest regard. I was kind and considerate, a great asset to the class, Self-esteem grew from the compliments I did amass. Mrs. Shrum made me shine and sparkle like a gem, Only positive feedback, she would never condemn. This wonderful teacher proved to be truly iridescent, I believe because of her, I was not a troubled adolescent. Written October 2, 2011 By Lee Ramage For Frank Herrera’s Contest “Iridescent” Won 3rd Place

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  1. Date: 10/7/2011 7:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Frank's "Iridescent" contest Lee. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 4:27:00 PM
    Just a terrific read Lee.Congats on your 3rd.place in Frank's contest and thanks for my congrats.~LOL~Teresa

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 4:27:00 PM
    Congrats Lee on a wonderful well deserved win with this excellent poetry.. with PS being down so much I am just catching up in between moving ..oh..

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 10:30:00 PM
    I know how important the observant teacher can be in a child's life. I am happy to say I come from a family of teachers, and two of my sons are also teachers today. It is amazing how for some children, a teacher can be a best friend and advocate. What a perfect example of iridescense..Lovely poem and lovely sentiments. (PS...I hope you are doing better now, and feeling in good health! :) Thanks always for your kind comments!!! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 3:28:00 PM
    Beautiful tribute to your wonderful teacher who sounds like a very special person in your life. Have you ever re connected with her? My son has re connected with one of his old teachers and he is full of wisdom and advice not only that but he still gives compliments and stops by the shop to say hello. How special is that. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 12:44:00 PM
    Beautiful tribute to Mrs Shrum. She sounds like a special person indeed. Many congrats on your wins too, Lee : )

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 6:11:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this one..It is great that you so honored your teacher..She reads like a very special person..Children can be so cruel and hurtful..Good luck in the contest reads like a winner to me..Thanks for stopping by..I am sorry to learn of your illness..I hope nothing serious or lifethreatening..Fall usually has me sneezing and allergy laden but I have made it this year without getting sick from it..Sara

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 4:24:00 AM
    Thanx for your congrats. sorry that u r unwell. My prayers for your good health. This one, a wonderful tribute to your teacher the likes of whom are very rare..get well soon, all the best