|From a Teacher’s Perspective|
The trend is all about mainstream
To raise esteem,
But that will fail
For those who flail.
We throw them in without the tools
To swim in pools.
Then say we know
Their skills will grow.
For learning math and English too,
It’s just not true.
Their future’s grim
If they can’t swim.
The Minute Poem consists of three 4-lined stanza (12 lines total)
The syllabic scheme is 8444; 8444; 8444
The rhyme scheme is aabb, ccdd, eeff