Tuesday, August 16, 2016

DMC: "An Unlikely Hero: The Birthday Benefactor" by Gayle C. Krause




AN UNLIKELY HERO: THE BIRTHDAY BENEFACTOR

Some kids in my classroom
never bring lunch.
Their clothes are all faded.
They stay in a bunch.

When their birthdays come,
they don't attend school,
cause they can't afford treats,
and they fear ridicule.

I had an idea.
I cut yards of grass.
And the money paid
for their parties in class.

No one has an inkling
I thought of this scheme.
I don't have friends
and I'm not on a team.

But I know what it's like
when the mean kids poke fun.
You see, they have two hands.
But me? I have one!


© 2016 Gayle C. Krause. All rights reserved.


Diana Murray has challenged us to write a poem about an unlikely hero this month. Click HERE for more details.

Post your poem on our August 2016 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, August 26th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her fun new picture book from Roaring Brook Press:




12 comments:

  1. My kids headed back to school this week. What a great reminder to arrive with an open heart as well as an open mind. Thanks, Gayle!

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    1. As a teacher for 30 years, there is nothing I haven't seen. It's time I start putting those experiences into words. Than you, Michelle for giving me a place to share my words. 😉

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. I'm glad you enjoyed it. 😊

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  3. Secret heroes are the best kind! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I agree. Secret Heroes. . . Hmmmm! Maybe I can turn this into a picture book. That would be a great title. Thank you

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    1. Thank you, Tabatha. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  5. What a wonderful unlikely hero!

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  6. What a touching poem! Nicely done, Gail!

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