Archive for September 22nd, 2020

Slice of Life: RBG

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Like many, I am saddened by the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ethical ELA is having its September Open Write. Monday’s prompt came from Denise Krebs. She asked us to write about news that resonated with us. My poem is somewhat of a found poem. I found words and phrases but changed the order to create this poem.


There’s an empty chair at the table,
a vacancy on the highest court.

Candles burn a vigil
for a cherished colleague,
champion of Justice.

Joan Ruth–a pioneer
for equality,
for women,
for righteousness.

Historic tributes glow
for her stalwart stature
in a lace collar.

Margaret Simon, found poem

The Learning Network of the New York Times has this great Lesson of the Day about RBG.

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