Students talking too much in class? Increase academic talk with this poetry pairings lesson plan! Spice up your poetry study with a dash of modern music. This poetry pairing product compares Desiderata and Cry Today, Smile Tomorrow. Cry Today Smile tomorrow is a very popular song by Latino singer Anthony Ramos. Included are: complete poetry and song texts, links to audio and video resources, citing evidence, making inferences, and plenty of other lesson ideas to keep students on task and engaged. The song, Cry Today, Smile tomorrow contains the word "hell" once. The line is: "With puzzle pieces in my palms, wondering what the hell I did wrong." Other than this, this lesson is totally G rated and a safe bet for your middle or high school classroom. If you have ANY questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!