H. Rand Swansey

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Poetry has played an important role in my life since the age of five (forty-one years ago) , when I wrote my first poem:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Nothin' like having
A mom like you.

Hardly an epic, but it set a course.

I currently (2011) teach 3rd grade at a suburban Detroit public elementary school, where I work ... more »

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You arrived like a cowlick
an unruly shock of childhood rising petulantly,
denying the comb, refusing to be tamed.
With bold, convicted certitude,
you shuffled to the chair and
promptly you announced,
'I need the works! '
This would prove no easy charge.

Instinctively, the edges of my intellect
flew sharply into motion,
cutting and clipping methodically,
sheering and snipping away
each shaggy unkempt layer, until
our rendezvous had ended, and
what remained resembled more a
cut both smart and worthy.

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