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A Poem about Freedom

Don't Put Me in a Box


Don’t put me in a box

And I won’t do that to you.

My identity is too large to choose

one number between ten and two.


Don’t put me in a box

Of this or that, false or true

There are many parts in me

Each day I’m old, fresh, small and new.

Poetry can open doors between us. Poetry can open doors between our hearts and our minds, between our cultures. You do not need to wait to be fluent in English. Enjoy poems every day and express yourself in every way.


These poems are dedicated to my beautiful students and my beautiful teachers, past, present, and future all over our beautiful world.

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