William Chaplar [C.W. Elliot] (August 18,1961 / Trenton, New Jersey)
Poems of William Chaplar
|1.||A Dog Lover's Tale||2/28/2013|
|2.||A Woman's Place||2/28/2013|
|3.||Be One Of Those That Do||2/14/2013|
|5.||Be Your Next Success||2/27/2013|
|6.||Because We Can||2/14/2013|
|8.||Bridging The Gap||2/26/2013|
|9.||Civil War Ballad||2/27/2013|
|10.||Dad Was A Real Man Too||2/14/2013|
|13.||Do It Then||2/28/2013|
|14.||Do The Math||2/15/2013|
|15.||Don't Curse The Darkness||2/15/2013|
|16.||Don't Play Not To Lose||2/15/2013|
|17.||Don't Stop The Laughter||2/28/2013|
Because We Can
I'm always hearing how our schools are facing dire straits;
this disturbing anomaly of low graduation rates.
What I can't help but wonder, though, as I think this thing through,
is what—if anything—there is that each of us can do.
Can any of us sit each day with some three-year-old child
and take about an hour or so to read to her a while?
Can any adult—man or woman—take paper and pen
and show a child who's pre-school-aged the way to count to ten?
And what about the chances that a ne