Jackson

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Tami Mulcahy

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Dedicated to all those teachers and mentors that go the extra mile and make a big difference in someone's life.

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Jackson was born in Southern Mississippi

Finished eighth grade by the skin of his teeth

He always seemed angry inside

Something about him just wasn’t right

 

He got work whenever he could

Somehow he couldn’t quite do what he should

Folks said he was going nowhere fast

Such a shame to be born like that

 

Cause Jackson was as good

As any man can be

But Jackson couldn’t read

 

If you said right, he went left

He never made sense of the alphabet

The world was inside out and upside down

Til he met a man who turned his life around

 

A lot of hard work and a whole lot of help

He came to believe in himself

Turned out he was smart all along

He proved the folks at home all wrong

 

Cause Jackson was as good

As any man can be

But Jackson couldn’t read

 

And he vowed to give thanks by giving something back

To children in need slipping through the cracks

 

Cause Jackson was as good

As any man can be

But Jackson couldn’t read

 

Now Jackson is a teacher in Southern Mississippi

©Tami Mulcahy

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