Tag Archives: Language

Infernal

“In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky—her grand old woods—her fertile fields—her beautiful rivers— her mighty lakes, and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked, my joy is soon turned to mourning. When … Continue reading

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All the difference

Well, it looks like my self-imposed hiatus is drawing to a close. Recently, the road I was traveling on diverged in some unexpected ways as I resigned my high school teaching position a week ago. Needless to say, it was … Continue reading

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Caged no more

On the Pulse of Morning by Maya Angelou A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Marked the mastodon. The dinosaur, who left dry tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any broad alarm … Continue reading

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Cascades

Tears fall down like heavy rain washing the years away as gullies are carved from tools of iron When the levees buckle under the weight of the disappeared ideas move swiftly to cover the ancient paths The calmest surface hides … Continue reading

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Voice of the Oppressed

Please read and help a deserving University student and gifted poet earn a scholarship. It only takes a minute and don’t forget to hit the ‘recommend’ button at the end of her essay: https://medium.com/extra-credit/91dbb72d9f30

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Mic check: Nicci Attfield

Searching for Jack: delving beyond political correctness into social inequality. by Nicci Attfield Last week, I would have written something completely different for mic check.  Actually, I started something different, but I didn’t finish it.  You see, I was just … Continue reading

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The lightest cage

  I will lift my face to the warm sun as tears trickle down like soft drizzle I will not let their darkness be the iron chains that bind me to their oppressive presence I will let my words tell an … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards: Week 19

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given each week to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements for reciprocation. … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards: Week 18

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given each week to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements for reciprocation. … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards: Week 17

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given each week to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements for reciprocation. … Continue reading

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