Black Poetry : the inner-city school

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Entering what is deemed as equitable didactic place
    I the instructor begin to scan the array of student faces
    Looking back at me are immigrants and refugees
    Students who speak at least two languages or three
    Student who have no place designated to lay their head
    Students catching buses to work long hours that they dread
    But complied to do so or go without the essentials as bread
    Students from near and far coming here to satisfy a need
    Ones that have thrived through the trauma that poverty inflicts
    Yet who are strong, bright, funny, and silly despite their conflicts
    But most importantly they are now members of our community
    No matter where they were birthed from circumstances of opportunity
    As I am reflecting on what I see in their faces I also scan the surroundings
    And I am appalled that we have left them hanging on by a thread, drowning
    We can’t allow their schools to be “lonely islands of poverty” due to faded ideals
    We can’t allow any student to “languish in the corners” with inequitable wheels
    Teetering the line of separate but equal education and fair chance at education
    We cannot allow these children to be compromised or marginalized to a notion
    Due to the fact, neighborhoods just down the road are unwilling to accept them,
    For there is truly no such thing as a neighborhood owning an educational stem
    We as the public are stakeholders of the education tree, we all own these schools
    It is with common care that we must be united in the process to diversify our schools
    As opposed to being further segmented gather under our separate agendas and platitudes
    My voice represents all those who can’t be here to speak for themselves in these interludes
    For as John F. Kennedy stated, “A rising tide lifts all boats” to equitable desirable ports
    My hope is that we can all learn to navigate this changing tide jointly with support
    As opposed to continuing to turn a blind eye and leaving each other to drown apart.
     
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    as you come to know the many faces you see, daily, it must be a mind-bender, trying to decipher the horrors robbing them of their innocence...but the rewards, i'm sure, are worth it, when, at the end of the year, you've molded them into the desirables you need them to be.

    nice flow.
     
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    I still believe the children are the future, teach on reach on, you can create that new world order.
    Service and sacrifice is appreciated sistar.
     
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