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When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

There is a poem that I have seen attributed to Connie Black entitled When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking.  I have always wanted to re-write it from the perspective of a student …enjoy.

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking
When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you laugh with Cindy who no one else laughs with, and I wanted to laugh too.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you ask  Mark who always sits in the corner to sit a little closer, and I thought it was good to be kind and include everyone.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you give a compliment to Keisha who never receives one, and I knew that kind words make a difference.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you pat Eddie on the back as he walked out of class, and I knew that little things are special things.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, I heard you ask Billy why he was absent yesterday, and I knew that you missed us when we were not in class.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw your tear when I presented, and I felt loved.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, I LOOKED….and wanted to say thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn’t looking.

 

 

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