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More School Days, Holidays, and All Days That Lie Between
More poetry compiled about education and holidays.
Leaving the Messy Metropolis of Mediocrity
Pack up; weíre leaving today!
Letís get to traveling,
Down lifeís luxurious road the right way.
Letís go everyone!
Letís begin our trek,
Put the past behind you,
Or itíll cause us to wreck.
Canít you see the road sign?
Weíre leaving the messy metropolis of mediocrity,
To live in the pretty palace of prosperity.
I hope that you donít backtrack,
Stop on the side of the road for scraps,
Or burst your tires on any road traps.
I hope that youíre fully prepared to leave,
The messy metropolis of mediocrity.
You should have made yourself ready,
By being the best that you can be daily.
You should have been reading books,
Studying, and gaining all of that you can,
Balancing it all with having fun.
To live in the pretty palace of prosperity,
You have to have self-esteem that is well.
The mayor does not want any negative brain cells.
Iím ready to go: get on the beautiful bus with me!
Weíre leaving the messy metropolis of mediocrity.
Letís inhale and exhale, relax, and roll on,
Into the pretty palace of prosperity.
A sequel worth reading!,
In "More School Days, Holidays and All Days that Lie Between," Poet, Nicole S. Brown, writes not only with authority, but fun and vigor! Her writing is also just the right amount of enjoyment versus education.
From simple three and four line poems that teach simple ways to remembers meanings (of various educational topics), to page long compositions with deep personal meaning, there is one word which can describe this diverse poetic collection: Passionate.
And although the full collection deserves its accolades, especially notable is the section in which she shines light on the Saints Football team. Nicole captures the feelings and emotions of the Louisiana people and their love and pride for their team. It's truly believable that one of her poems, "Geaux Saints, (Who Dat, You Ain't) won an honorable mention in a Poetry Soup Competition.
The entirety of the collection continues with themes both old and new. From building character, teaching and education, to getting down right technical, by poetically creating simple meanings to things and events. Such as time, trees, gravity, the elements, protons and neutrons... just to name a few.
This collection runs the gamut on emotions and sends your mind into overdrive, and yet keeps you firmly in touch with reality. From fun and humorous to meaningful and educational ... She writes from the heart, no matter the topic, creating a stunning poetry collection.
By Rachel M. D'aigle "New Reads Underground" (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Brilliant Follow Up Poetry Collection
If possible, in the second volume of this poetry collection, Nicole S. Brown takes on even more subjects than in the first, and, unlike so many that do not meet the muster of their predecessors, this is a sequel worth reading!
"More School Days, Holidays and all Days that Lie Between" is an exceptional array of various length poems that ignite and stir the emotions. Its vivid wordplay makes for a meaningful and exciting reading experience.
Again, this collection begins as simply enjoyable, thought-provoking and fun! And again, like the first volume, it is also an educational tool. Nicole writes on subjects ranging from English (taking on adverbs and adjectives), music, writing and teaching, to the pride felt by the Louisiana locals when it comes to their "Saints!" No subject is off limits!
But, whether writing about Louisiana's favorite sports team, math, science, English or music, it's clear that this educator takes pride in every aspect of her writing, and it shows in every word she shares with us, her privileged readers.
By M. Penny Harmon, Review SIP "ReviewSIP" (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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