Tuesday, September 19, 2006

POEM: Gladness

Once he saw gladness
in the face of a man
gathering bottles
beside the sidewalk.
One spirited September day
he saw gladness in leaves
lingering on the limb of an oak.
Sometimes he lifts up a fear
and finds gladness beneath it.
He graciously receives gladness
into his house each morning,
and each day
he welcomes it to his classroom
with his students.

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