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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
40somethings
 
 
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You dance into the light...
Chasing the stars, the moon, the night.
You catch our hearts, our minds 
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Love`s Complications


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The minute you have children, 
You`ve lived life before them,
And live life now with them,
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I could have,
I would have
been...
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A Women's Desire

I love you, you said.
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Phenomenal Woman


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What have we done 
but kept our guns  
in the face of our sons.  
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The clock stricks out
hours gone, leave behind
long silence, long dark  
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A word by itself is a wonderful thing
as worthy to the fiddle one string
but adorned with a sentence
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