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Hi, I'm an ESL teacher, but hey, I don't matter....IT's the words. I love that you all like writing and look forward to reading your work and being inspired. I feel I'm not alone at this. I write a lot for my students to get them to write back. Here in Quebec, in French schools literature seems to get forgotten especially at primary and secondary levels...well who has time between all those French rules you have to teach! So in the ESL classroom, I try and introduce as much literature as I can. I try to get students to enjoy it. Then, I show them how it helps them to see the gray and a way past the end of their noses. A word by itself is a wonderful thing, as worthy to the fiddle one string but adorned with a sentence a word blossoms in sense inviting young hearts to sing... (check out more in poem Teaching more than just Words)

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Chrysanthemum
Terrified,
Huddled, at home base
Cold all wet ceramic against my back
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Chrysanthemum
I flew to the moon on a purple dragon
Rode over its craters in a bright red wagon
Blew a bubble soooo stupendously enormous
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As I gaze upon the picture
Of your smiling face and stare
A warm and fuzzy mixture
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Upon all the winding roads we travel
In our walk upon this earth
We must pause awhile to marvel
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