Below is the poem entitled Respect Your President which was written by poet
Durbin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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"Respect Your President" is a children's song, sung to the tune of "The Farmer in the
Respect your president,
Respect your president.
He's the leader of your country-
And that's quite an accomplishment!
Bonus activity: Explain to children that, should they ever meet the president, they
should respectfully address him as Mr. President. Teach children some of the
important duties our president has-commanding the armed forces, urging Congress
to pass laws and being a role model for the people. Explain that it takes months
(even years) of campaigning followed with a vote by the electoral college to get
elected to the presidency.
Note: Although this bonus activity refers to the Presidency of the United States of
America, it can be easily adapted for other countries. What responsibilities does
your president have?