I am celebrating National Poetry Month by participating in the Poem a Day challenge through Writer’s Digest. This is the 5th year for the challenge, it promotes poetry writing and sharing. Additionally, it’s not so bad for beefing up your own poetry collection. Each day a cool prompt is listed and then you can write. If you choose, your newly birthed piece can be posted and shared with others worldwide. If I miss a day, I get that day’s prompt and catch up. Why don’t you join me? See the link below.
Here’s my effort at writing a 100% _____________(you fill in the blank) poem.
I’m never 100%
100% of the time but
I don’t discount
my 70% effort on a tiring day
or my 85% on-task behavior
while teaching 100% of my middle schoolers.
They range in attentiveness and engagement
anywhere from 0 to 90% –
with a margin of error of plus or minus 6%.
If I have fortune cookies I use
To reward amazing attitude or preparedness
I find that not even 100% of the students want
The cookies to eat,
but 100% of them
Do want the fortunes
to glue onto who knows what…
The only problem is that
As they leave,
3% of the fortunes land on the classroom floor
I’m 100% responsible for picking them up!
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