Learn to Read, then Read to Learn

From Kindergarten throughout life.  

See Spot run. Run Spot run.  

Watch the squirrel scurry up the tree.  

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.  

"Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.  
We all breath the same air. We all cherish our children's future.  
And we are all mortal."
John F. Kennedy  

"I Have A Dream" Martin Luther King Jr.  
(A speech too profound to give it justice here and should be read personally for the appreciation of it's depth.)

"What matters in life is not the mere  
fact that we have lived. It is what difference  
we have made in the lives of others"
Nelson Mandela (Madiba)  


Now in this poem, I'm Chan-ti-cleer  
a name the rhymes with *shout and cheer"  
I am a rooster, from years gone bye  
but from a fox, I did not hide  
let not your downfall, be your pride  
as in the fable, set it aside.  

Around the yard, I puff and strut  
bugs galore, though not enough  

A morsel here, a tidbit there  
I peck and peck, until it's bare  

But, I'm still hungry, starved to death  
my feathers hanging, from my chest  

Some will say I, in-gur-gi-tate  
a word that rhymes with, "should not hate"  
it only means, I eat too much  
as like a pig, I stuff and stuff  

For grand proportions, I desire  
I eat and eat, and never tire  

Worms from dirt, or ants from grass  
or bugs that land while flying past  
down to my tummy, they will pass  
a tasty treat, may be my last  

Strength they bring, is ad-sci-ti-tious  
a word that rhymes with," they're delicious"  
brought from outside, to within  
and in this poem, gives me a grin  

three new words, perhaps you've learned  
but, if not now, it's no concern  
just have someone, read you some more  
so future reading, you will adore  
Submitted for consideration in the RECALL: AGE OF INNOCENCE comp.
**Dedicated to my parents, past teachers, and one true online friend, who opened my eyes to the joys of writing, unshackling my spirit, and letting it soar.
Written by Amorous_tryst
Published | Edited 30th Aug 2017
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