Back to School Poem Handout for Middle School

What follows is a rip off, plain and simple.  Michael White, whoever you are, there are copyright laws written to prevent you doing exactly what you did, copy my poems and put them on the internet.
That said, I kind of like your discussion questions, if they are indeed discussion questions.  I like the

Vacation Poem and Reflections

“Granana, do you think we will ever take that vacation again?”

I was tucking 9 year-old Thomas into bed at home after our road trip that had taken him, his two brothers Ben (14) and Danny (10), me and Michael to

A Cause and Effect Poem: Cooperation

Lurking on #IRAChat about cause and effect, I thought of this poem.
Cause and effect brings its consequences from world politics (you kill my people, I hate you and do my best to kill your people), to Main Street (you cheat me, I don’t return to your store) right home to

Creative Grades

Creative Grades

Creative does,

‘though not what’s told,

a student

who is not enrolled

in graduated, chaptered classes,

where mindful competition passes

for excellence.

His recompense

is not achieved

by others brandishing respect.

Creative

Poem for Last Days of School

©2010 Sara Holbrook, Zombies! Evacuate the School!

All Rights Reserved Boyds Mills Press

TWO MORE DAYS?

It’s not the last day. It’s not the first. It’s not the 100th, President’s Day, Valentine’s Day or even crazy sock day. Everyone

A Graduation Poem: Stepping Out

I wrote this poem for my daughter Kelly’s graduation from Bay Village High School.  At the time, I was working as the Public Information Officer for the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (as I explain in the video) in inner city Cleveland and living in Bay Village, OH.  Everyday was a lesson in a term that

Democracy Democracy: Toilet Paper and Mud Wrestling

This is kind of a cool thing for a poet; the word “democracy”
is trending on my blog stats.  I rarely
look at these things, but last week with a little too much time on my hands, I
clicked on “keyword activity” on my blog stats and up popped

Finding Voice in Writing: A Dialogue

“If you come to my country, you got
to understand my language if you want to communicate.” By his own estimation,
the man spoke three languages: the projects,housing authority executive, and
Citibank.

Ronnie Davis was my boss at the
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), he the

Pout

There is not much to say about this poem… except it is a good poem to try on.
Cross your arms, stick out your boo-boo lip and go for it.

I Used to Be, But Now I Am: Repurposed

Did
you used to wear diapers?  Was there a
time when examining your feet was more fascinating than watching the NFL? Are
you a former stair surfer and who had the carpet burns on your chin to prove it? 

Then
grab a pencil or

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