Good Teacher

You were a good teacher.

You taught my skin to delight in your caress.

My fingers learned to search for yours.

I learned to listen for your whispers.

My sighs learned your name.  

My desire learned to match your heat.

My pulse learned to quicken with your embrace.

You taught me to thirst for your touch.

I learned the loneliness of empty nights.

You taught my tears to fall in your absence.

You taught me how to say goodbye.

I learned of a broken heart.

© 2018 Penny Wilson

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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21 Responses to Good Teacher

  1. allysoally says:

    This is exquisite, I don’t know how I missed it.

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  3. -Eugenia says:

    The beginning and the end. Excellent poem.

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  4. Oh, what a sad poem, Penny.

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  5. The clincher ending makes this one powerful poem.

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  6. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come see if you had a “Good Teacher”

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  7. The Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  8. WaltPage says:

    A very poignant and beautiful piece Penny 😊💛

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