my attempt at free verse for my students
September 26, 2013, 9:35 pm
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my students begged me to write them a lil’ rhyming piece since it’s my least favorite thing to do in the whole world and they want to see me struggle. this is what i came up with a few minutes ago..

They don’t know my story
don’t know that they’re the objects of my affection
the indisputable glory, the undeniable satisfaction
I get from their poetic elopement, the countless hours I spend
trying not to become their next opponent

let them think I’m scared

I’ll seal up this love like baby birds in the womb
let them wonder why I care, just don’t let them assume
I’m another wanting to exclude
I will only exude that passion
I work for their reaction, make their words unfasten,
with the enthusiasm

of a poetic assassin.

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Lucky lucky students to have such a fresh, light and playful teacher to inspire them to express their authentic selves in the world. Thanks for sharing. cog

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