Rant in Palindrome

12 Apr

Yesterday, d’Verse Poets threw out the extremely difficult challenge of writing a poem in the form of a palindrome.  I struggled until I saw the prompt at NaPoWriMo today was to write a poem of things I would never say to someone.



can I teach?

pendulum theories swinging wildly

indoctrination or education

parents and principals

blame and shame

kids lose


lose kids

shame and blame

principals and parents

education or indoctrination

wildly swinging theories pendulum

teach I can!

7 Responses to “Rant in Palindrome”

  1. Mama Zen 12 April 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Excellent job with this!

  2. brian miller 12 April 2013 at 11:23 am #

    ah well done on the form…education is interesting business and there is always someone to blame…ha…that is for sure…experienced that this year….esp in the student centered culture we have created…

  3. Bodhirose 12 April 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Great job on the form, Teresa and love how it ended up in an affirmation of yes, you can teach! Thanks for joining in today.
    Gayle ~

  4. Heaven (@asweetlust) 12 April 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    Love the shape, form and meaning here Teresa ~

  5. claudia 12 April 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    teach i can…love that you end there…very cool use on the form and very cool topic and message as well

  6. Rowan Taw 12 April 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Love the positive ending, and a great visual poem.

  7. heidi 13 April 2013 at 5:01 am #

    I had to share this on my facebook page! I know many educators and I think this is wonderful! My daughter has some developmental delays and I adore her teachers. Excellent combination of the two prompts.

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