Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Birthday, Franki!

For Franki, On Her Birthday

You are an unspoken blessing to the teaching profession.
Your advocacy is a not-so-silent promise that all voices will be heard.
I know you are reluctant to accept the trophy of our accolades,
but where would we be without your impossible-to-ignore drumbeat of excellence?

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2019


  1. What an absolutely beautiful birthday present. Frame that photo with this poem, Franki...Happy Birthday! xxxx

  2. What fun to honor your good friend with these words. Happy birthday, Franki! Way to go, Mary Lee!

  3. A tribute poem to a phenomenal teacher and leader. Did you choose the words and then write from the ones you chose? I am guessing these were not a random draw. I like how you re-configured the Metaphor Dice to make it work for your beautiful (and loving) poem.
    Janet Clare F.


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