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A Stranger’s Voice

When Monday rolls around and I spent Sunday disconnected, I find things quite loud and hectic. I even find my voice loud and my mind hurried and harried, but I do find I am increasingly able to recognize this is the case in that moment.

I heard a voice–

At once, both

Familiar yet unfamiliar.

This voice–

Somehow too loud

Intruded upon the day.

Tried to lean in

Attempted to recognize

Where had I heard this stranger?

Suddenly,

Without warning

I recognized it!

It was mine–

Out of place

After a spacious silence.

About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

14 responses »

  1. Nicely written and shared thank you!

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  2. Intriguing. There are times when I haven’t recognized my own voice – and those are times of such disconnect, as you write of. A gentle reminder to listen well, to take the time to recharge and rejuvenate, and to be cognizant of our inner self…

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  3. The beginning of a new beginning, Ivon……

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  4. Love the poem! Well written. Thanks, Ivon!

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  5. Very Nice. Really Cognizant of inner self.

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