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The Sunday Poem: Jessica Parascandola

Greetings and Salutations!One of the pure joys I receive from being a teacher is watching how my students grow and change.As a writing teacher, seeing a student find their voice is amazing. This week I would like to share a poem from one of those students. I have known Jessica since she was a high school freshman and now she is striving in college. Her words are powerful, straightforward, and honest.I hope you enjoy this week's poem. Please comment and share. Tell this young girl how strong her…See More
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The Sunday Poem: Jessica Parascandola

Greetings and Salutations!One of the pure joys I receive from being a teacher is watching how my students grow and change.As a writing teacher, seeing a student find their voice is amazing. This week I would like to share a poem from one of those students. I have known Jessica since she was a high school freshman and now she is striving in college. Her words are powerful, straightforward, and honest.I hope you enjoy this week's poem. Please comment and share. Tell this young girl how strong her…See More
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Liza Wolff-Francis commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: AJ Schlesinger
"What a powerful poem! And this line: Marlboro Lights litter the sidewalk like all the electric souls God cast out and forgot about Amazing! Just all of it- loved it! Thank you!"
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Dee Cohen commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: AJ Schlesinger
"Thank you for this poem, filled with haunting images. I'm in time of mourning -odd how so many of your words overlap my writing/thoughts. Must be a kind of collective unconscious when it comes to loss. Much appreciated. Dee"
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The Sunday Poem: AJ Schlesinger

Greetings and Salutations!Today's poem is by a youth poet who doesn't often share his work. Fortunately I used my powers of corruption and manipulation to persuade him into allowing me to share this piece.I hope you enjoy it. Please comment and share.Marlboro GreenThe colors of his hair, the dye on his chestTwenty filtered cigarettes, the light kindFifty milliliters of my friend JimmyA tinted lantern across the waterThat luxurious, vibrant hue pumping straight from my heartLeaking out of my…See More
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The Sunday Poem: AJ Schlesinger

Greetings and Salutations!Today's poem is by a youth poet who doesn't often share his work. Fortunately I used my powers of corruption and manipulation to persuade him into allowing me to share this piece.I hope you enjoy it. Please comment and share.Marlboro GreenThe colors of his hair, the dye on his chestTwenty filtered cigarettes, the light kindFifty milliliters of my friend JimmyA tinted lantern across the waterThat luxurious, vibrant hue pumping straight from my heartLeaking out of my…See More
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The Sunday Poem: Jessica Parascandola

Posted on January 24, 2016 at 9:29am 2 Comments

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One of the pure joys I receive from being a teacher is watching how my students grow and change.…

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The Sunday Poem: AJ Schlesinger

Posted on January 17, 2016 at 9:30am 2 Comments

Greetings and Salutations!

Today's poem is by a youth poet who doesn't often share his work. Fortunately I used my powers of corruption and manipulation to persuade him into allowing me to share this piece.…

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The Sunday Poem: Mark Wright

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 11:46am 0 Comments

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Anyone in the mood for something uplifting this morning. I know I am. Take a look at this optimistic poem by Mark Wright to put you in an appreciative mood to start your day.…

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The Sunday Poem: Reed Adair Bobroff

Posted on January 3, 2016 at 8:12am 2 Comments

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Happy New Year from the Ditchrider.

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The Sunday Poem: Gabriella Reyes

Posted on December 20, 2015 at 10:10am 2 Comments

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I have known and enjoyed the work of Gabriella Reyes for over five years now. That might not seem like a long time, but considering she is only currently finishing high school,…

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At 8:53pm on December 5, 2010, Barbara Bode said…
Was it you who posted the Frida and Diego poem? Stunning! I sent copies to a dozen friends. In fact that poem , which I read on Jon Knudson's blog, was a major reason I tracked down Duke City. The other reason is that if I ever move back to the States, it would be to live in or around Albuquerque.
At 4:23pm on October 27, 2010, Dee Cohen said…
Yes, that was me.
Would you like a link to the album?
I'm new to ABQ.
Who was youse?
Dee
At 3:28pm on April 8, 2009, Joseph Franklin said…
Thanks for your response to my post about Harrison Ridley. Don't know if you're from Philly and knew of him but, well, he was a beautiful soul.
At 7:42pm on February 9, 2009, Idris said…
thanks for the comments. i will get something together and send it to ya.
 
 
 

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