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January 24, 2009


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This is one poem I'd like to use in my English class...
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Reluctant Blogger

I just never get poetry. It is partly the short lines (which I just cannot read) but there must be more to it. I have tried but my eyes and mind wander off halfway through.

I am better if it is read but not a lot better.

Shame really.

Smalltown Mom

I hope that boy makes it.

Mary Alice

I've read that one before. Still in punches me right in the gut.


WOW. Messed up to the max.


That is a good one. I bet that brought about some good discussion.


Very Messed Up. What happened in the following discussion?

(My brothers at that age called me fat and ugly. Guess what words I hear repeated on the tape that plays in my head?)

Professor J

I like that boy.


Funny, because that is exactly what I was thinking! I would have loved to hear the discussion that followed!

Manic Mommy

That poem gives you so much to think about. I would love to hear what it says to those kids.


My favourite unit to teach when I was teaching high school English was the media unit. The kids loved deconstructing popular songs, ads and television shows for warped societal messages.

Irish Goddess

I am so impressed by you! I love Marge Piercy. I still remember reading The Edible Woman

Jennifer H

I love Marge Piercy. And that boy's reaction.


That comment coming from a homeless, at-risk kid? Well...he knows messed up.

I had never read that poem...I have a class that would love it...let's see what a group of pretty high on the money ladder Japanese ladies have to say about that! This could be interesting...thanks for the idea, Jenn.


Oh, that is excellent! Both.

Jessica Bern

Wow, that was painful to read. I've never read that before.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!

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