One teacher says that she used it with her fourth graders. They read it and then discussed all that we "don't like" to do, but are grateful for, as in this passage. Then each wrote his/her own poem "I don't like __ but I'm thankful for it because it means ___."
Their tears were their love poem Christopher Poindexter: "I'll throw my voice into the stars and maybe the echo of my words will be written in the clouds for you by sunrise. What I'm trying to say is: I'll love you through the darkness.