Bismarck is the place to be
to grow up slowly, learning free
A neighborhood of noisy kids
Exploring bugs, mud pies, and twigs,
Fireflies, choke cherries, bamboo poles,
Barefoot on beaches, digging holes;
In a treehouse, there we'd hide
Sharing stories; always outside.
Imagine worlds and make them real
Creating skits and games; kids' appeal.
What then would you want to be?
A teacher was the wish for me.
Now a teen in sixties rush
Bell-bottoms, Beatles, Teen Club stuff,
Sixteen cents a gallon for gasoline
Same for burgers; they're now a dream.
Summers filled with sandbar fun
Dance, Cruise, barefoot in the sun
Laugh In, Get Smart, Star Trek views
Kennedy, Viet Nam, MLK news;
Protests: peace and civil rights
Live and let live: talk, not fights.
What's my dream for the future?
Still I want to be a teacher.
College now for liberal arts
Moved away; marriage starts.
Whirls of life now begin:
Family, two boys, business wins.
Spokane living; hometown feel
Cub scouts, den mom make teaching real.
But then divorce and what to do?
Be a teacher: go back to school!
Learn in projects; construct my schema
Social learning, constructivism.
Draw out learning; respect the learner;
I'm a teacher, my classroom's lead learner.
That's my past; my present in quick review
Twenty-seven years teaching, each year new.
What will I be in years soon coming?
Always teaching, Always learning.
"Live learning" is what I say
My future? Learn every day.
Grandkids, Husband, life is good;
Plan and replanned; we made it good;
"Boldly go," says the Star Trek captain:
Step ahead, I say, even with trepidation.
I've learned to do so with a kind heart;
Because peace inside is a start.
I live: "Go boldly; Scatter Seeds of Kindness"
Acceptance, Beneficence, and Compassion.
This, my map, is just a beginning.
One of many, connected for learning.
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