Special Education Sermon Illustrations

Special Education Sermon Illustrations

We stood,
The Principal and I,
Watching them go
And chatted about
Inane things for a minute or so,
Then Carl, vacant of eye,
Cap on, sauntered by
Alone
So awfully alone
That I wanted to reach out,
Take his hand,
And walk with him
"Poor Carl," the Principal said,
"Uneducable."
And shook his head.

"Oh, no!"
But protest lay unuttered
On my lips
As if suspended
By the futility of defense;
Rather I chose to remember
A morning in December
Sleet sharp with windy snowing,
And Carl, tardy, eyes glowing,
Unbuttoned and stumbling
Offering me, oh so carefully
In his red, unmittened hands,
A perfect autumn maple leaf!
The blued circle of his lips mumbling
Painfully, slowly,
As if rehearsed,

"Is boofull"
"Is boofull"
O'er and o'er.—Anthony Tovatt, Burris Laboratory School Ball State Teachers College Indiana Teacher

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