English Lesson, Kindergarten

Across the pencils pointed skyward
like so many word-wielding swords
past the gray and steel of 
overflowing desks filled with 
orphaned papers stashed, crumpled askew
over the carpet-bland, sturdy, useable
home to small and hopeful feet
to the doorway--closed.
Through it comes
life and noise and limbs,
any moment now--
eager hearts, chattering faces,
souls on their sleeves--
seven year old movers and shakers.
God, help me see through to their hearts.
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    1. Prayer is essential....every time. I SO need Jesus' help. Thanks for reading.

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  2. You live in the pacific northwest I see. I wish you were my grandkids teacher...they live in Clackamas, SE of Portland. Love your heart.

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    1. Thank you, Carol....I appreciate your kind words...

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  3. "seven year old movers and shakers."
    All this made me smile, Jody.

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    1. Thank you Lisa. Little ones are so hopeful--THEY make me smile....

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  4. The fact that you are asking God to help you see the hearts of your students just shows what a great teacher you are! How lucky your students are to have someone in their lives that truly wants to understand them. Blessings, Jody!

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  5. "souls on their sleeves" yes, isn't it true? this makes me think of my kids. thanks for sharing, Jody.

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