Shawn L. Bird

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poem- learning from history September 10, 2014

Filed under: anecdotes,Poetry,Teaching — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:21 pm
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She has a history

of running down unionists

With gleeful righteousness

she watched them bounce

off the hood of the car

back in the 80s.

Last dispute,

this sweet little old lady

offered the strikers

a most unlady-like

finger.

This dispute,

she has stared

down the road with

patent disregard.

Workers should work.

Today,

she waved enthusiastically,

and a victory dance

was held on the picket line.

One more newly informed person

waking up.

.

.

.

True story

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poem-pudding on the premier September 4, 2014

“Who stole the bowl of pudding

I made for dessert?”

“He did!” said the chocolate coated child, pointing at

her baby brother, quietly kicking his feet in the jolly jumper.

“.

“Who is stalling contract

negotiations?”

“They are!” said the chocolate coated premier, pointing

at the teachers quietly carrying their pickets.

.

Some lies

are easier to spot

than others.

.

(Seriously Premier, why would anyone forfeit thousands of dollars of salary unless it was for something of tremendous value- like defending The Charter of Rights and Freedoms? We’re not going to give up our rights under the law!  We won twice at the Supreme Court!   We won’t sign a clause that says if you lose again, you won’t have to follow the justice’s decision!

 

 
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