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Ginger November

even her name evoked colorful images Ginger November, a student of mine quiet girl with ebony hair a blessing to teach till family troubles intervened divorcing parents of a Catholic schoolgirl Ginger tried to keep the burden hid enduring much hardship struggling to cope mid-semester exams evoked fear to avoid failure, students had to pass no student could copy another’s work four different tests I’d prepared quietly, I patrolled each aisle students barely knew I was there from behind I approached Ginger’s desk to find her checking notes in her sleeve if I’d adhered to rules Ginger would not have graduated this thought I couldn’t bear knowing her hardships at home “You cannot get an A,” I said after class “but return here after school” at three p.m. she slowly entered shame clouding the beauty of her face a different version of the test I handed her “If you pass, you’ll get a 70; when averaged with your other grades, you can still make a ‘C’” this “A” student earned her “C” but cried while retaking the test other teachers might have let her fail I thought she needed support for Ginger I broke the rules knowing the pain she carried what I did was surely wrong but a second chance I felt she deserved
*August 18, 2014



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  1. Date: 8/18/2014 9:48:00 AM

    Very uplifting and thought provoking write, the master of simplification, Carolyn
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 4:32:00 AM

    everyone deserves a second chance and i think you taught her that great lesson in life. i salute you for what you did, Carolyn!
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 4:32:00 AM

    wow Carolyn I was moved to tears reading this... and yes I think you did right. Thankfully where i work they take personal circumstances into account with exams BUT now if anyone is found cheating or has a mobile phone and it goes off then the penalties are VERY severe. Hugs jan xxx
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 3:57:00 AM

    Very practical,a good teacher.
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 3:48:00 AM

    Carolyn this is such a beautiful emotive write,, u didn't do any wrong my friend,, rules r to be adhered but sometimes need to be broken under given circumstances, we are humans n not mere legal machines, n we must hv some sentiments to be placed high before we can make certain critical decisions, what's heart n brain for there after all ?? Trust u r well, hv a blessed day!