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stopbullying.gov: A Found Poem

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An official website
of the U.S. government
advises all schools:

Build a safe environment.
Free of discrimination.
A culture of inclusion.

Set a tone of respect.
Use positive terms. Do not
publicly reprimand.

Be a role model.
Kids are watching…

Taunting.
Name-calling.
Cursing.

“Son of a bitch.”
“Very low IQ.”

The president likes
funny names, funny moments
at campaign rallies.

Kids learn from adults’ actions.

 


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Trump just likes funny names, says Mnuchin in defense of rally vulgarities [Newsweek]
StopBullying.gov


Jacqueline Jules is the author of three chapbooks,  Field Trip to the Museum, (Finishing Line Press), Stronger Than Cleopatra (ELJ Publications), and Itzhak Perlman’s Broken String, winner of the 2016 Helen Kay Chapbook Prize from Evening Street Press.  Her poetry has appeared in over 100 publications including New Verse News, Rising Phoenix Review, What Rough Beast, Tuck Magazine, and Gargoyle. She lives in Northern Virginia.

Image is from Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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