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TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
Volume 3 Number 7

COVER STORY
Barbara & Sue Gruber help us "to stay energized and enthusiastic about teaching" during our summer break...
COLUMNS
July Columns
ARTICLES
July Articles
REGULAR FEATURES
July Regular Features
FYI
July Informational Items
Gazette Home Delivery:

Letters to the Editor...
The 4th

Barb Erickson posted a portion of one of my
poems in "APPLE SEEDS"
(http://teachers.net/gazette/JUN02/seeds.htm
l)and I was curious as to where she got it
and to say I am HONORED. Thought you might
appreciate the enclosed and may find some
others of interest on my webpages. I have
had several teachers around the country use
my poetry in the classroom as well as
several students who have used some in
papers, reports, etc. Nothing makes me
happier and prouder!
Thanks for your time,
Del "Abe" Jones

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/delabejones/in
stant/memorial.html (some selected poetry)
http://expage.com/page/delabejones> (Has
pics of Texas Veterans Memorial)
http://home.att.net/~abeabe ( Has
complete "THE WORLD, WAR, FREEDOM, AND MORE"

JULY THE FOURTH, TWO THOUSAND TWO

I wonder what those folks would think
(Those, who wrote our Freedom's Declaration)
Would they believe, those happenings
That have, forever changed our Nation.

Would they believe, some terrorists
Are, from our Country, homegrown
Spreading hate, death, and destruction
In the Homeland of their own.

Would they believe our "open door"
Has ushered in our enemy
Those who believe we're evil
And don't believe in Liberty.

What would they think, if they could see
Crime running rampant, in the street
Guns, drugs, and homeless people
And so many more, locked-in, retreat.

Would they believe, Freedoms treasured
Have been twisted all around
To where the criminals civil rights
Beat the victims, to the ground.

Would they believe, that businesses
Most of them, big and small
Treat their employees as the pawns
To reach, "the bottom line", that's all.

Would they believe, those voted to Office
Who we should trust, to guide the way
Can't be trusted, most of the time
To live up to what, they say.

What would they think, would they rewrite
And would they take exceptance
To what we did, with what they wrote
In The Declaration Of Independence.

Del aka Abe Jones

Del "Abe" Jones, abeabe@worldnet.att.net,
7/07/02

This month's letters:

  • conferences early childhood care 2002 /2003, 7/23/02, by Irene Vranas.
  • Adderol, 7/13/02, by Debby cox.
  • Without praying?, 7/08/02, by Del "Abe" Jones.
  • What is being done to recruit more male elementary teachers?, 7/07/02, by Arthur E. Coords.
  • The 4th, 7/07/02, by Del "Abe" Jones.
  • jolly phonics, 7/06/02, by janet brooks.

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