Hate – Guest Post by, Andrew Joyce…

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I can hate broccoli
I can hate a cat screeching into a dark night
I can hate what man does to man
But I could never hate another man
I can feel his pain
I can have distain for what he stands for
I can hate what he does to others
But I could never hate the man himself
I talk of love, not of hate
But do not applaud me
I learned what I know
I learned what I feel from another
He taught me, he taught me good
He taught me hate is not the way
He taught me the way of love
He died for me … he died for you
He lived and died to teach us the way of love

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Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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