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Mojo Gathers Momentum

This was not originally a poem. It was a summary of the past year and the struggle to find a new space where I could create and be fully present. It all began in Oakland about this time last year and has grown with each ensuing day.

It just happened–

I let go

Spoke without anger–

A sadness;

For what is lost.

Stared into the abyss–

Sat with unformed questions


The darkness;

The incompleteness.

Took stock

Looked inwards–

Accepted extended hands

Discarded baggage

Walked towards the light.

Mojo gained momentum–

Sprung up in a creative space

Simple presence

Live my truth;

With each moment’s question.

About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who is currently completing a PhD. Prior to teaching, I worked in private industry for 15 years and returned to university to earn my education degree. For the last 17 years I taught, I was a teacher in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. My dissertation topic is how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects.

13 responses »

  1. I’m learning…simplicity is a good way to start off…but in your case, your simplicity in this poem tells it all..well written. Thank you for the sharing.. 🙂

    ~ KeY

  2. Truly words we can all live by…Thank you, “Teacher.” 😉

  3. I love your words, Ivon… They speak your truth so succinctly…!

  4. Beautifully written, Ivon.

  5. A beautiful poem Ivon,and the truth is so moving…

  6. Pingback: Teaching on the Margins « Teacher as Transformer

  7. I love it, especially:

    Simple presence

    Live my truth;

    With each moment’s question.



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