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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.

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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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