Monday, October 15, 2012

Unruffled, Unwavering, She Reprimands

she takes a deep breathe
and counts to five
five seconds is all she can spare

most people have ten
but she, she must react,
without emotion
a situation needs to be addressed
there is little time to waste

so she speaks
she speaks calmly
feet planted firmly on the ground
unruffled, unwavering
she reprimands

but her hands, her hands are not still
fingers twisting, and being twisted
she is human, she feels

yet, she must think things through
address the situation without emotion

so she does, she speaks her piece
gives the consequence, and

she let's it rest

A poem, written in class and shared with students, late 2011

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