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  First Term
by Joan Huffman
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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Honorable Mention 2009 African American Poetry Contest. Shands Jacksonville Hospital. February 2009.


First Term

The new headmaster
surveys the slate of history lessons
horror-smeared with red war-gashes and bankruptcy blues.
He wipes the blotched board,
erases hate, prejudice and torture,
claps the felt blocks: "yes-we-can",
and releases clouds of hope;
chalks a fresh algorithm
with bold strokes:
tolerance, science and green energy.
Everyone gets homework
for this ambitious class project
The teacher will grade himself the most rigorously.

Joan Huffman©01/28/2009





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Reviewed by Joan Huffman 7/26/2009
For those who didn't discern the deeper thrust...the headmaster is Barack Obama!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 7/23/2009
What a wonderfully vivid portrait of the new headmaster you paint! A fresh and smart write, beautifully penned and well deserving of honorable mention! ~Elizabeth
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 7/22/2009
Would that every child had this headmaster.
Honorable mention indeed. -gene.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/22/2009
Apt, timely, and very meaningful, Joan. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 7/22/2009
Joan,

A wonderful story about an upbeat teacher that wants to show good instead of bad. My teacher husband also grades himself. Any good teacher would.

Mary
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 7/22/2009
Great and excellent poem,take care :-)

EDWIN

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17 Syllables

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