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Speak softly and you shall hear
Longfellow whispering in the air
Be not dumb, driven cattle!
Youngsters are the new channel.

Through opened windows the scent of Spring
I turn to the students, my legs dangling
Footprints on the sands of time
Not too late to make your life sublime.

They watch me as I watch them,
Silent respect for the poem,
Even the ones hardest to tame,
Listen intensely inflamed.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
Blessed be those the bravest
Stand alone against a wave of scorn
And through hardship is reborn.

Skip the gossip and step outside
There is much to be realized.
Learn to labor and to wait,
School is just one of many gates.

*Based on a teacher

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I wake to strange dreams,
a distant voice,
On my bed I weep
for dwindling Faith,
faded fate,
And the fear of letting go.

I am a locked door,
One side of me pounding
“Let her in, open up.”
The other blocking
fear of what might walk in.

I have always felt your presence,
Though try I did to ignore,
In retrospect how can I forget,
Miracles performed.

Most recently I have wondered,
Pieces placed together,
Two souls planned to meet
Set each other free.

Forgive me for my faults,
My anger and despair,
Guide me as you always did,
I shall be confused no more.

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