Back to School

The modern vein of comedy
Shows back to school
As all about the parents —

And yet, as I recall,
It was (our could be)
Quite a trying time for kids.

It’s funny how
Perspective changes:
Though it never seems to leave ourselves —

But still, the lost and
Frightened ones
Will be expected to know what they don’t know.

But we will write
Encomiums
On how we braved the summer with our offspring

But maybe school’s
About them, and
Not us

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4 Thoughts to “Back to School

  1. Timely poem and picture-
    Does the little girl in front of Sally have a name? I can’t remember. But she represents so many kids who are carefully stuffed inside their P.C. shells trying to keep a balance between their home life and school. My heart goes out to her.

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