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Thursday, September 28, 2017

National Poets' Day

Thanks to Charles Gramlich for the news of this being Poetry Day. I'm an amateur poet but don't know it, so here's is my contribution. It has been posted before but not on National Poet's Day and I can't vouch for its authenticity as a poem.

A Warm Spring Day

It was a warm Spring day in 1940.
I was in the second grade and feeling sporty.
The horses, cows and pigs were content
In the fields where they were sent.
The birds were tweedle-dumming and tweedle-deeing,
The dogs and cats were lying and sleeping.
The boys and girls were in the schoolhouse,
Some were dozing and dreaming.
The lunch recess had come and gone,
When we ran and played so long.
The sun was passing through the sky,
Causing the heat in the rooms to be high.
My old gym shoes were ragged and torn,
And on my sockless feet, were worn.
The odors were building in the room so close,
The teacher looked at me and was morose.
From those sockless feet came a stink,
So bad it made some eyes blink.
Teacher raised her arm, pointed her finger, and said
"OSCAR, GO HOME AND WASH YOUR FEET,
AND PUT ON SOME SOCKS,
BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR SEAT!!
I was taken aback and completely dejected,
But went home and did what was expected.
I'll never forget that awful day,
When the teacher had her way.
Now, I wash my feet,
Before taking my seat,
On a warm Spring day in May!

9 comments:

  1. I did not know that it was national poets day, thanks for the info. I have dipped into a bit of poetry, mostly did not like what I had written. Once in a while I give it another try, as I still like to read poetry, especially Robert Frost. Thanks for the poem and because of it my smile for the day!

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    1. Neil, oddly perhaps, I just reviewed a collection by Robert Frost a few days ago on my blog.

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    2. Thanks Charles, I'm going over to take a look

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  2. I missed national poet's day!
    Well, what can I possibly say?
    Excepting that
    as a matter of fact
    I have the excuse that I'm not from the USA!

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