I wrote this poem in February 2009 before I started teaching. I still believe it’s true after teaching for 5 years now.
A Child’s Heart
Intelligence isn’t so smart,
when dealing with a child’s heart.
Tell a child he isn’t bright,
and you’ve just increased his plight.
Success isn’t measured on a scale;
for a child’s ego is just too frail.
Hugs, encouragement, and smiles,
will help him to prevail in the trials.
Letting him know that failure is okay,
as long as we try the very next day.
Intelligence, and its measure,
should be in the perseverance we treasure.
These are the things that make a person smart…
when you’re dealing with a child’s heart.
Pike, Albert. Ex Corde Locutiones: Words from the Heart Spoken of His Dead Brethren. Kessinger Publishing. 2010. p. 11
March 30, 1860, In Large of Sorrow At Washington
Originally published in 1993
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Pike
NOTE: Today is the anniversary of the landings and battle in Normandy in 1944 during World War 2, commonly known as Operation Overlord or “D-Day”. Over 36,976 were killed, 153,475 were wounded and 19,221 are still missing (from June 6th to August 31st). As a military veteran, I remember those who lost their lives that day, were injured, or are still missing in an effort to free Europe from Nazi tyranny and oppression. May their deeds that day never be forgotten. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13 KJV).
Walsh, Fran; Boyens, Philippa; Jackson, Peter; del Toro, Guillermo. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. 2012. New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Wingnut Films
SEE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WSLu9yYZZk55wi4PgZ904qC2eaHMw-e3jhpGjNGWJMs/edit?hl=en&forcehl=1 (Unofficial script, pg 89)
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/TheHobbitMovie
SEE (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWvNjVp3C-c