We're studying poetry right now in my 7th grade classroom, so it has gotten my creative juices flowing. Here's something I whipped out in about 5 minutes.
Of all the things you ever said
Ever tried or never did
I think the one that hurt the worst
Was the day you cursed my birth.
I tried hard not to let it show
Kept the anger simmering low,
But all the while I screamed inside
“Was I the one you wished had died?”
Now you’re gone I cannot ask
But still I turn back to the past
And wondered if all this was true
Every time you said, “love you.”
Somehow, I think the school district would frown on me sharing this with my students. What do you think, too heavy for the average 7th grader?