Back to School

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Big yellow school bus

Carried us to school each day

Down county back roads

Every child learned to write cursive

French was the foreign language

Girls preoccupied our minds


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Lillian, at d’Verse, asked us to think about going back to school and then write a poem of six lines about the a b c’s. We had to pick any six letters of the alphabet in sequential order, and write  a poem about school. The ornament above was given to me by one of my students back in 1982.

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35 thoughts on “Back to School

  1. that was a nice memento from a student, I wrote cursive too, my son says it looks like an ancient text! girl! aha! I went to a Girls Only school the boys from the school across the field would wait under the shady trees when we passed by with our colourful umbrellas at noon.

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  2. Love your take on back-to-school days! Love the ornament too. I am in my 7th decade…I call our Christmas tree a memory tree. One ornament I especially treasure: a red glass ball (quite fragile) with my name Lillian pained in white on it by my first grade teacher. And it is in that fabulous printing that a teacher who must teach printing seems to have. 🙂
    Glad you shared the post and the ornament! 🙂

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  3. I love this, how in six lines you captured an entire way of being schooled. The only foreign language choice, that big yellow school bus, those country back roads. I picture each child writing, “Those were the days” in their perfect cursive penmanship.

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