There is a battle brewing
Between the feathers and the fur
Our birdfeeder’s hung to feed the birds
The squirrels hang out below
Birds perch there to eat their fill
Squirrels don’t wait their turn
Birds fly off in hungry frenzy
Squirrels take their place and gorge
Why do I nurture my feathered friends
But so resent the rodent crew?
(Day 20: 1 subject 30 days #backandforthpoem)
A note on today’s poem – I found this the most challenging one this month – couldn’t seem to find the right words or rhythm.
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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