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A Poem for You

Posted by Laura Losch on April 24, 2009

From now until next Thursday I will be posting several poems for your enjoyment! And don’t forget Poem in Your Pocket Day April 30th – where keeping a poem in your pocket will get you a sweet treat from me!

I thought this one was appropriate for our school!


I thought this one was funny!

More to come. . . .

Have a great weekend! See you in the library!

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