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 Title   [ Click any title below to view poem ]Category Date
 ALICE  Life 10/13/2018
 Faces in the Breeze Nature 6/12/2017
 Together, Side by Side Life 12/27/2016
 Pressed to Our Hearts Misc 6/29/2016
 Youth's Song Life 6/25/2016
 Mercurial Memories Love 6/14/2016
 Evening Whispers Sonnet 6/12/2016
 The Bleed The Pain of Love 6/12/2016
 Just Waiting to Fracture Life 5/29/2016
 A Single Grain of Sand Misc 5/31/2015
 When Fireflies Dance Love 5/13/2015
 'til Sunrise Fantasy Poems 2/1/2015
 Dare! Insight 1/19/2015
 Hear Misc 1/17/2015
 Empty Spot in the Yard Misc 1/12/2015
 Cerulean Eyes Love 1/4/2015
 A Greeting Life 1/4/2015
 Heavy Footsteps Misc 6/21/2014
 Honeysuckle Flavors Misc 6/14/2014
 Amid Small Things Nature 6/8/2014
 Engulfed Within the Darkness Misc 6/1/2014
 Southern Legacy Misc 7/3/2013
 'Neath Starry Skies Grieving and Loss 6/22/2013
 Mississippi Saturdays Misc 6/20/2013
 Imprint Life 5/30/2013
 God's Tattoo Life 4/1/2013
 Reality Life 3/10/2013
 Dare to Dance Life 2/28/2013
 No Cages Dedications 2/26/2013
 Still Grieving and Loss 2/17/2013
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ALICE


Each night on the news that I watch on TV,
Another school kid’s gone on another shooting spree
Because some bully has pushed ‘em to the brink.
People should be tolerant of diversity; don’t you think?
Anti-bullying campaigns just ain’t getting’ it.
Instead, school-yard violence has become an epidemic!

What’s happening in this world? ------ Better go ask ALICE.

Weapons pouring into schools…guns, fists, and knives.
All that pent up anger’s likely to cost lives.
Teens throwin’ shade on Facebook and Snapchat,
Saying hateful things they’d never say face-to-face.
Between teaching lessons, this… teachers try to combat.
Bullying in school hallways has become commonplace
Teachers being trained, not to just educate
But to Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate.

What’s happening in this world? ------ Better go ask ALICE.

In addition to algebra, English, and biology,
We need to teach our students kindness and empathy,
But we also must teach students how to protect
Against these current horrors that none of us expect,
The importance of inclusion as a counter to malice,
To be generous, thoughtful, forgiving, instead of callous.

What’s happening in this world? ------ Better go ask ALICE.



A-L-I-C-E
Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate

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