Below is the poem entitled The Difference which was written by poet
Carrillo. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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There was once a young little boy. He came from a
very poor family. He went to school dressed very poorly.
His teacher admired him. His grades were the best that
she had seen, but the other kids made fun of him.
That did not bother him. One day things started to change.
his feelings and his problems - he kepted to himself. His
grades started to fall and the teacher notice that. She asked
him what was wrong? He said - my mother is very sick and
there is no hope for her.
This has broken my heart. His grades dropped lower and he
started missing school. One week went by and he didn't show
up. His teacher went to see him and found out that his mother
His father was drinking heavy and had no time for him. He told
her - I have no one. The teacher said - you have me. Go back to
school and i will helpe you bring up your grades. She gave him a
kiss and a hug. He told her - you remind me of my mother.
Everyday after school, the teacher and him studied hard. Very soon
his grades came up. Then Christmas came. All the kids brought presents
for the teacher. He too brought her two little gifts and very humble told
her - these are for you.
The teacher opened them up. One was a bracelet that was missing some
stones. The other was a bottle of perfume that was half full. All the kids in
the class room laughed, but the teacher put them on and gave him a hug
and told him - thank you. He smile and said - now you smell like my mother.
After that, the teacher kept helping him and he studied very hard. he finished
High school and invited his teacher to his graduation. Then he went off to
college. Again on his graduation he invited his teacher. she went. she just
had to be there. He told her - thank you for making a difference in my life. If
it wasn't for you - I would not be here today.
The last that was heard - the teacher got a last invitation. This time it was
for his Wedding. She was going, she would not miss this for the world. The
invitation said - my Wedding wouldn't be the same if I couldn't have you by
my side. You have made the difference in me...
Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo