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40somethings



40somethings


I'm totter,
  on teeter-
  a


  UP,
Somedays Somedays
  DOWN,

Soaking
  in
  self-
  evaluation
  deep,
  down,
  profound…

Am I all I can be? Can I be more? Am I enough? Should I be more?
I'm already mid-way.
MID-WAY! OH NO!
My heart misses a summersault and crashes into a fence,
My brain frantically over talks,
I've no defense!

No
  longer
  soaking
  but
  drowning…

Have I done everything I should have, anything I could have?
I'm I truely all that I seem? What's left? What goals? What dreams?

I'm on
  a i can't
  teeter- Totter and get
  OFF!

I Hang
  On
  For
  Dear
  Life,
  Too Terrified,
  To
  let myself

  just
  F
  A
  L
  L.
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Submitted on March 09, 2017

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Hi, I'm an ESL teacher, but hey, I don't matter....IT's the words. I love that you all like writing and look forward to reading your work and being inspired. I feel I'm not alone at this. I write a lot for my students to get them to write back. Here in Quebec, in French schools literature seems to get forgotten especially at primary and secondary levels...well who has time between all those French rules you have to teach! So in the ESL classroom, I try and introduce as much literature as I can. I try to get students to enjoy it. Then, I show them how it helps them to see the gray and a way past the end of their noses. A word by itself is a wonderful thing, as worthy to the fiddle one string but adorned with a sentence a word blossoms in sense inviting young hearts to sing... (check out more in poem Teaching more than just Words) more…

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