When my friend and fellow poet said those words to me, there was some essence that lived beyond him before and after he ascended. I am a Teacher’s Assistant at the Venice Skills Center (Adult Ed. Dept.) working towards my degree to become a teacher. Rosalie Holloway, my mentor, wanted to see my teaching skills so she assigned a Teacher Directed workshop. She instructed me to teach the students how to interpret poetry and write their own poems using comprehensive poetry tools.