School Daze


My school was old

Red brick buildings

The teachers the same

Tall ceilings

The windows went

All the way to the top


On warm days

The teacher would open

Those very tall windows

The breeze would come in


And cool down the stuffy room

Which smelled like disinfectant

Erasure dust and paste

Lockers were in the back of the room

Where we would remove our coats

And place our lunch


The halls were dark

Light would stream in

From the end of the hall

The floors polished


The play-yard barren

There was some play equipment

And a tennis court

We played group games

At recess

I remember a circle

A red scarf and running


I was a good student

But someone was talking

All the time

Would interrupt my thoughts

At last, I found out it was me


August 15, 2018


10 thoughts on “School Daze/dVerse — back to school

    1. Thanks Frank. But the lockers in the back of the room, were individual little lockers for little people. We didn’t have the large closets you had. Annell Livingston


  1. LOVE the title! 🙂 And I really connected with the polished floors….and was it the game Duck Duck Goose where everyone is sitting in a circle and one child has a red scarf and slowly goes around the circle, at the backs of the children, saying duck, duck, duck and then says GOOSE at the child where the red scarf is dropped! That child has to pick up the red scarf and run around the cirle to try and catch the person before they come round to the empty space and plunk down there. Seems you could never catch the person because they always dropped the red scarf weirdly! 🙂

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