The Real Art Of The Deal

Listen. I was never a George Bush fan.

Probably even called him a nasty name or two.

Thought he was incompetent and way too conservative.

Oh, but that was then, this is now.

 

What I’ve come to see is this – perspective matters.

And no matter what I may have believed about his politics,

it was ever so apparent that he loved his country.

That was true in the heat of the then

that I can see so much more clearly now

 

Today I stopped by the library

found myself standing face to face with history

holding George’s portraits of courage

a commander in chief’s tribute

to America’s warriors

painstakingly rendered in oil

with eyes that capture the soul

and the still beating heart of the brave

 

Page by page, so clearly illuminated

in living color and contrasting hues

is a love pure and simple and honest –

true reflection of all that’s at stake,

so much truer now than it ever was then.

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About eduk8te

Kathy Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kathy is the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate; 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. Kathy 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 two beautiful boys.
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