Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

A Poem by Amanda Reynolds

Lesson Plans

I sit, at night 

With a glass of wine, 

Pouring over 

one of my favorite poems…

I devour each line 

Of a Holy Sonnet until, 

Death is destroyed 

With a simple comma

I will put this in my 

Lesson plan, my PowerPoint, 

My slides.

Now; I travel to Ancient Greece 

And sail along the seas 

Of Mythology, and fly into the heavens                                                                                  Of infinite gods

My students minds 

Will be blown away, 

When they see, that we are all the same

Another sip of cold white wine 

And I am on a journey 

To a dystopian future, 

That I can teach my students to avoid

But now, I am in my classroom, 


Being ignored


A crumpled paper flies across the room, 

Cries for sharpened pencils, 

And cell phones 

Overtake my plans

Yet, ONE pair of eyes 

In the second row, 

Illuminates, in the crowd

So I go back home, 

Sip from my glass of knowledge and curiosity 

Travel through space and time 

And find something divine

And put it in my 

Lesson plan, my PowerPoint, 

My slides

© 2019 Amanda Reynolds

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Loved the allusion to Donne. Later in the poem, we get a hint of what a daunting task teaching must be, But that one student who is moved makes it worth it. My hat is off to you.

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Amanda Reynolds

10 Months Ago

Thank you for your feedback. Also, great to see that you got my allusion;)

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Amanda Reynolds
Amanda Reynolds

New York, NY

47 year old female middle school English teacher (13 years) in the beloved Bronx, N.Y. who loves the arts (in all of it's forms) more..