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Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

Poetry With Breakfast – A Cat Gets the Jump on ACE Poetry Contest for National Poetry Month

By Guest Blogger Breakfast, Oakland International High School ACE Poetry Contest Mascot

I’m Breakfast. Obviously up early for poetry and the ACE Poetry Contest celebrating National Poetry Month. How about you?

Breakfast here, reporting live from the warmest, snuggliest lap in the universe…

This lap happens to belong to a person, and the person works at a place called Oakland International High School (OIHS), where students from all over the world come to learn English and learn about each other’s cultures. Even more exciting: next month (like April) is National Poetry Month, and I hear the kids at school are going to be doing some creative writing. I’m so stoked, I think I just hit someone in the face with my tail.

The theme for the ACE Poetry Contest is technology, which in my opinion is fascinating. I love technology! The Internet lets you reach out to so many people — like I’m doing right now. I think I should be a YouTube star — don’t you? I already have all the humans in my house under my command, so it must be time to expand my reign. I want my furry little face on every screen in the world. But all that aside, by far my favorite, favorite thing about technology is the sounds a keyboard makes when I walk all over it with my little pawsqdswefvi6uk,0-[.

I’m sure the students at OIHS have lots of amazing, creative ideas of their own about technology too. Love it, hate it, can’t live without it? Write about it in a poem. And while we’re at it let’s write poems about all the other things in the world that deserve to have poems written about them too. Like snuggly laps, sunny lounging spots, crunchy little bugs and freshly dug garden beds. In times like these, we have to appreciate the little things.

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