My Teacher

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

My 7th birthday was a very special birthday. I believe everyone had a teacher who was unforgettable. This is about mine. By the way I'm the little girl in the picture.

Genre:
Poetry
Author:
Sarge
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
1
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

Chapter 1

My Teacher

By Marilyn Kortemeier

My teacher was a Franciscan Nun

Those are the traditional ones people think of when they think of nuns.

She was about 40 when I knew her.

I was 4.

I loved her so.

We first met when I was in church with my mother.

Sister Fleurette took pity on my mom.

Gave her 15 minutes a week of peace and quiet

In the church.

I was too young, but she took me any way

Into the children’s’ catechism class

With my 5 year old brother. He was the right age.

She taught me what I’ll never forget.

That Jesus loved me so much he would come and sit down right beside me

If I made him a space and invited him to come.

That has stayed with me through the dark times.

It has stayed through all the angst.

It stayed when I felt like a worm.

It stayed when everyone hated me.

It stayed through my ugliness

I was never pretty.

It stayed through all my stupidity. My brother was the smart one.

It stayed through my dad being so drunk he fell out of a rocking chair onto the floor in front of Guests.

It stayed through my mom’s smoking until she smoked herself into the grave.

It stayed through my getting the best dog in the world.

It stayed when she was taken away from me and then brought back again.

It stayed through all the lousy holidays.

It stayed when my Grandpa died,

It stayed when my Grandma died.

It stayed through all the losses of my life, and now sometimes the gains.

Jesus loves me; the dumb, the awkward, the ugly the one who remembers and the one who is still hanging in there trying.


The picture was taken 3 years later on the occasion of my First Holy Communion, Oct. 22, 1956. It was also my 7th birthday.

Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

agathelebouler: Love it! Why does it stop now ? :(

bhavi19writes: Just yesterday I joined this platform. So, this is the first book I am reading here. It was good in terms of the storyline and narrative poetry.

Joseph: This book is amazing. It is a book that will have u beging for more u should read this. And by the way is there a second one I would love a sequel. amazing book.

Kristel Mamitag Marasigan: I love how simple this story ....i kinda feel addict coz of this story

Nashra_Pervez: I just completed "Texting Him" as you may have guessed from the review I have it. And right now, I just completed this awesome piece. It was really lovely. Focusing on Andy and Vincent, I really enjoyed it!Thank you :)

widdershins: I felt compelled to write a review for this work as it seems the author may have written one that was terribly unkind toward themselves.These are a collection of interesting glimpses into different mindsets and situations for people living with mental illness and/or oppressive circumstances. They...

Alline Tanner: Nice book enjoying it very funny can't stop laughing

Jozz Nav : Man this one is really the best thing I have read. I'm just starting to get into poetry and this is helping me a lot. The words are just so beautiful and calm. If you are into poetry this I recommend this to read. Good job author :)

KayKayBrianne: Need to read this book asap aspa aspap

More Recommendations

chambi: Very well crafted. Excellent style. Cannot recommend it enough. I was hooked to it from start to finish

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.