Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thanks, Janet

Just read this September 2010 post, "Justice for All: Some Thoughts on Character Education," by poet and children's writer Janet Wong, on Unabridged, Charlesbridge Publishing's blog.

"The start of the school year is the perfect time to think Grand Thoughts," Janet writes, "and few thoughts are grander than those in our pledge of allegiance. Just for fun, you might try to write a variation that emphasizes what is most important to you. Here's mine:

by Janet Wong

I pledge acceptance
of the views,
so different,
that make us America

To listen, to look,
to think, and to learn

One people
sharing the earth
for liberty
and justice
for all."

A Grand Thought indeed, a piece of wisdom for these fractious times.

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