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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First Day

summer fades to fall
yellow bus on city streets
school is now open

first day brings jitters
excitement mixed with worry
will old friends be there

wooden desks in rows
assigned seats bring discomfort
who are these strangers

books, paper, pencils
thoughts must now turn to learning
minds need to focus

teachers give homework
students grumble in their seats
final bell ringing

Long day now over
Bikes, busses, footsteps lead home
Tired smiles greet parents

© Susie Clevenger 2011
Photograph: Photobucket

Haiku Prompt: School
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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It's all there--not only the first day, but the last day, and all days in between!

School haiku

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

Nice walk through the school process! Well done :D

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

I fixed your link in Mr. Linky to point to the correct one here :)

iblogmoore (Amanda Moore) said...

I had almost forgotten how much work goes into going back to school, I am worn out just reading this!

beccagivens said...

Nice process of captivating the emotions of the first day/week of school. Well done!

Nanka said...

Marvelous and relived my own experiences!! :))
Absolutely the same anywhere in the world!!

iblogmoore (Amanda Moore) said...

this is kind of the essence of Autumn perfectly descriptive!

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