Friday, March 18, 2016

{solsc} 18/31 #sol16 The Things We Carry

At some point last year, my friend, Christy Rush-Levine, posted a blogging challenge for her students. The prompt for day 1 of the challenge was

The Things We Carry

Things we carry
     Secrets
     Guilt
     Hope

Some days, I carry more than homework and lesson plans home in my bag. Some days, I carry
     Heartache and
     Worry

Those damn kids.
The ones who don't do homework,
Who cause trouble in the back of the room
The ones acting all tough
Like nothing bothers them

Those damn kids are the ones I carry
     Home
Those damn kids, whose parents don't seem to care
Or don't know how to care
Who don't seem to worry
Those damn kids
Whose parents kicked them out of the house,
Who have no one else who wants them

That's the
     Heartache and
     Worry
I carry with me




6 comments:

  1. I hear ya! I carried a little extra home with me tonight.

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  2. I hear ya! I carried a little extra home with me tonight.

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  3. Yes! I can't even go on vacation w/ out carrying my students w/ me. Of course, this post reminds me of one of my favorite books, too.

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  4. Heartbreaking poem. You described the burden all teachers carry. Thank you.

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  5. That's the
    Heartache and
    Worry
    I carry with me
    That's what makes you special
    Bonnie K.

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  6. Yes. That's all I have to say. Yes. This captures it exactly. (Great prompt too--might borrow this one!)

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