Treasure Island

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
4. Be Prepared 2/13/2013
5. Be Your Next Success 2/27/2013
6. Because We Can 2/14/2013
7. Biblimericks 2/28/2013
8. Bridging The Gap 2/26/2013
9. Civil War Ballad 2/27/2013
10. Dad Was A Real Man Too 2/14/2013
11. Dancer 2/27/2013
12. Discouraging Words 2/21/2013
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
18. Elisha Saw! 2/18/2013
19. Flawless English 2/13/2013
20. Green Tea 2/15/2013

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

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