Dear Mrs. Reynolds

Dear Mrs. Reynolds

A Poem by Orlando Murcia

Dear Mrs. Reynolds,

First off, I just want to say thank you 
for being such a wonderful inspiration to me

It was in your class that I experienced the flame of poetry...

... the flame that resembles the autumn and fall 
of your strawberry outlining...

and the seeds that were pleasant 

...around the fruit of your smile

I remember how you would sigh every time I read a poem
in front of the class

I would blush like the orange tree 
that was planted on the citrus of your curls

then would grin, on the belly where these words would 
eventually become my bread...

...until the last supper of my breath

I just wanted to take the time to thank you...

Thank you so much for bringing out the barren womb 
out of me that gave birth to this marvelous thing called poetry

I will never forget how wonderful 
of a teacher you were to me

And one day I will be bringing you a signed copy of my book,
so you may see what you've sewn into the heart of a man 
that at one time had no soul...

I love you Mrs. Reynolds

And not of a love like Romeo had for Juliet...

but of a love that a first grader has for his teacher, 
when he gives her a shiny red apple..

 ...that he stuffed in his pocket and walked with
until he reached the classroom of his heartbeat 

Thank you for being my teacher, my friend,
my helper, and inspiration

I will be sure to surprise you one of these days 
and read some of my poetry to your students...

I hope for old times sake you could throw in a little sigh for me,
I would really appreciate it Lol

I hope you're doing well...

There isn't a day that I don't acknowledge the virtue 
that you imparted into my life.

I just wanted to say thank you...

... from the bottom of my being

And hope to one day see you soon
and share the cup of creative writing 
with you again.


Your student that never got a chance to send you this letter...

...all because your b*****d husband took your life!!!!

In Loving memory of Roberta Reynolds

© 2013 Orlando Murcia

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Added on November 1, 2013
Last Updated on November 1, 2013


Orlando Murcia
Orlando Murcia

Santa Monica, CA

I am a writer who loves to write about Love, Beauty, Intimacy, and pretty much anything that hits me out of nowhere. I love writing for artist and anyone who appreciates the art of poetry. http://yout.. more..