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In Year Seven:
You were my geography teacher.
I really hated you.
Loathed you too.
You gave me bad marks
And shouted at my larks.
You were the enemy.

In Year Eight:
You became my form tutor.
You were our fifth.
We were determined to
Break you like the others
And get onto the sixth.

In Year Nine:
You saw the angry red vents
Carved into my skin.
You understood
And I let you in.

In Year Ten:
I lost it all.
You were there,
Fighting for me.
You made me care
About my future.

In Year Eleven:
We made each other laugh.
And in the end
You weren’t just a teacher;
You were my friend.
For anyone who isn't familiar with the UK school system:

Year Seven - ages 11 to 12 (first year of secondary/high school)
Year Eight - ages 12 to 13
Year Nine - ages 13 to 14
Year Ten - ages 14 to 15
Year Eleven - ages 15 to 16 (last year of secondary/high school)



So the second stanza makes sense: My tutor group was pretty notorious for being a group of little shits. We were also kinda cursed from the get-go; the guy originally lined up to be our tutor got arrested for murdering his girlfriend the summer before we started. Our first tutor left mid-week, unable to cope. Then we worked through a few more. Mrs Smith stuck with us, though. And I'm really glad she did. I don't think I'd be in college if it wasn't for her.
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Gives me hope for my teachers, as I am also in a group of little shits. Have been since primary.
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha :)
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(: I hope in September I get to be with normal people for a change!
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AKALykos Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I love this so much!
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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0olong Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for this. Makes me feel a bit better about being a teacher. :)
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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Maya-24 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I love this poem
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :hug:
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Maya-24 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Your welcome
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