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Once I was nothing but a little girl, shivering at the sight of my classmates. Yes, I feared them. I felt like a weak, stunted seedling amidst tall, strong trees. But time proved that those large trees weren't there to choke me up. Instead, they helped me grow. In an institution with high ideals and expectations, they made me excel. This is the poem I read during my graduation speech. This is to thank them all for making a better me. Kineticists, till we meet again.

You Made Me Fly

I longed for acceptance
You welcomed me with open arms

I longed to be heard
You turned to listen

I felt worthless
You treasured me

I thought I was incapable
You gave me a chance to prove what I can do

I was without talent
You called me gifted

I was trapped in a shell I built for myself
You set me free

I never knew I could do anything that counts
You believed in me

I thought I was limp
You made me fly

And so I did
And I soared high.
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10 Visitor Comments

Thank you so much for this poem, your a really outstanding poet. This poem touched me and I won't ever forget it. Keep Up the good work.
Carol Jean
This poem brought tears to my eyes. I was looking for a teacher "Thank you" poem to send to my sons teachers for his elementary school graduation and found this poem. What a fitting sentiment for all those "unsong hereos" who help to touch a child's life.
This poem is very nice. It made me think of the special people in my life that helped me through so many challenges. You're a great poet, keep it up.
Something about this poem just touched me deeply. It reinforced what I've always known. people excel when you believe in them and faith is a powerful tool.
This poem reminded me of my friend who put lots of faith in me and was there for me. I really loved this poem.
Your poem has deeply touched my heart, it is beautifully written.
VERY nice, i love it!
This poem made me think of a very special teacher.
not bad...
you summed it all up,it reminded me how Jesus saw me,your good keep it up ok

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