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8th Grade Poets: One Sentence Poem

8th Grade Poets

8th grade poets are seldom confident in their abilities; instead, they mock and doubt the assignments-telling each other poetry is “stupid” or “gay”,

but I read their work and know…

 8th grade poets may mock poetry,

but ridicule is rooted in fear,

and the human condition is profoundly felt when you exist on a boarder– the boundary between child and adult is rife with poetic description;

 8th  grade poets don’t hate poetry; they just fear what others will learn when they let the poet out.


(January 2013)



I have a Master's degree in Secondary Education, a Bachelor's degree in English, and a Secondary Ed teaching license. I also have a four year old son, a one year old son, a husband, and a cat. Let's see how those degrees help me manage my life..... Spoiler alert- they just decorate the walls.

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