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Hero

				

A first-grade teacher gave her kids a list,
five words and definitions for the week.
This study got across the basic gist
and spelling of the terms but failed to pique
real interest. They soon would comprehend
the teacher’s higher purpose was to show
that “neighbor, bully, hero, stranger, friend”
named types of people every child should know
about. To get the get the point across, she had
them use the words in sentences to cite
examples. Many named their mom and dad
as heroes. Others named the ones who fight
in wars, police, and firemen. Then she read
heart-wrenching sentences that made her cry.
Bob wrote a half-page paragraph instead 
of just five sentences, but she saw why.

“My naybor is my friend and hero when
my dog got lost he found him sometimes school
is hard he helps me with my lessons. Then
he takes me fishin saturdys. Hes cool.
My mom ran off when I was only three.
My dad is like a stranger he dont care
about me and sometimes he bullys me.
My naybor cares about me and hes fair.”

Your real-life hero when YOU were a child--
was it a nurse, the one who made the goals,
a soldier, an explorer in the wild,
a caring neighbor with two fishing poles?


November 21, 2017, entered in Silent One's Hero Poetry Contest
Placed 3rd

June 3, 2019, entered in Line Gauthier's Compassion Poetry contest
Placed 2nd

June 13, 2019, entered in Richard Lamoureau's Move Me Contest



		

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Date: 6/22/2019 6:53:00 AM
I pray every child has a hero on their side. Great write. Congratulations!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/22/2019 10:31:00 AM
Thanks so much, Jeanne! Janice
Date: 6/13/2019 11:28:00 AM
Thank God that compassionate neighbors can make a difference in a child's life. Beautiful poem, Janice. Congratulations on your win!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/13/2019 2:24:00 PM
Carol, thank you so much! Janice
Date: 6/13/2019 4:04:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this tale telling poem. Amazing what a fishing pole can do when it stretches out from loving kindness. Compassion rocks ...
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/13/2019 7:49:00 AM
Kai, THANK YOU so much. Janice
Date: 12/9/2017 5:09:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Janice - well-done, my friend! :-) <3
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 12/9/2017 10:15:00 PM
Thanks so much, Greg! Janice
Date: 11/28/2017 3:56:00 PM
Janice, ... congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 11/28/2017 4:11:00 PM
Thanks so much, Eve! Janice
Date: 11/28/2017 9:29:00 AM
You included some great heroes in this one.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 11/28/2017 10:02:00 AM
Thank YOU, S.O.--for sponsoring, placing my poem, and the nice comment. Janice
Date: 11/21/2017 8:56:00 PM
\Very good, Janice. What charming poem. Gotta give you a fave for this one.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 11/21/2017 8:58:00 PM
Thank you SO MUCH, Line! Janice
Date: 11/21/2017 7:16:00 AM
Your depiction brings tears--hearing the words of helpless--very well done Janice--a winning entry!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 11/21/2017 10:48:00 AM
Thanks so much for your encouraging words, Vijay! Janice
Date: 11/21/2017 5:44:00 AM
A great entry for the contest, Janice. Best wishes. Beautifully penned. T.J
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 11/21/2017 10:49:00 AM
Thank you SO MUCH, Teppo! Janice