People Get Ready: A Found Poem from TCRWP Institute

If they don’t remember do they ever really understand

that reading must be in service of the content

a way to learn more deeply

a way to live an intellectual life


To do this work you must

be a passionate



Thought leader


It takes constant vigilance

fervent concentration

an integration of knowledge and ideas

to live differently


Let your words be a

Weapon of protest

Let your actions be a

Weapon of love


Awakening in all

courage to take action

to have a dream

and build a museum of celebration


Let’s have a drum roll for

starting small

Mirror, mirror on the wall

reflect and see what matters most

The times, they are a changing


And so must we.

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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1 Response to People Get Ready: A Found Poem from TCRWP Institute

  1. Robert C. Moore says:

    excellent Doctor! Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:53:48 +0000 To:

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