Writing at Any Age
August 11, 2018
Today, I begin with a tribute to my third-grade teacher, Mrs. Tycine Webb. She taught at Sixth Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, California. We’re talking ‘50s. Imagine…at age 99, she authored a book of poems entitled “Political Chronicles” that followed the U.S. 2016 presidential elections and much of its subsequent drama. My favorite teacher is still taking the lead. Bravo, Mrs. Webb!
Here is what’s written on amazon.com:
“Political Chronicles 2016/2017 is a book of poetry that captures the climate of the 2016 presidential election and subsequent continuous post election drama. The crazy and oftentimes deplorable behavior that Trump displayed during and after the campaign is directly and humorously confronted in this collection of poems. At 99 years of age, Tycine Randolph Webb has a way of "telling it like it is" that will have you laughing out loud so much that you will actually feel better in light of what is happening right before our eyes in this country. In the first section, poems like "Credentials" address the questions that we all had about the qualifications of Trump as a presidential candidate. In it she says, "When applying for a position, You need a resume-a good disposition, The man's credentials we need to review, You might have missed a clue." The second section is about the first days post-election. In poems like "Hope Fades" she questions Trump's ability to lead the nation in a positive direction. In it she says, "if hoping for a future that's bright, So far nothing looks right" The last section is an ode to Obama, Michelle, and Hillary and how their leadership and professionalism will be missed. Hang on for books 2, 3,......for as long as Trump's in office, the antics will continue and the poems will keep flowing!”
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