Sunday, March 14, 2010

One Single Impression: Murmur

The Children Murmur

The children are murmuring
it is the first day of school
the new teacher is real mean
we've heard she spanks with a rule

The children are murmuring
the school lunches are not good
our parents don't seem to care
if they ate them then they would

The children are murmuring
our P.E. coach makes us run
and recesses are too short
how can we have any fun

The children are murmuring
the teacher had brought a sack
she's opening it now--you think
every day might bring a snack

The children are murmuring
the bell is so very loud
we'll see how tomorrow goes
no words for our parents now

Poem and Photo Copyright
© 2010 Jimmiehov
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Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Murmur" as prompt was suggested
by Swapna at
Following A Rainbow

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At Sunday, March 14, 2010 1:55:00 AM, Anonymous rob kistner said...

School was, at times, tough as a child, at least from a child's perspective -- great piece...

Here is my murmur...

At Sunday, March 14, 2010 4:28:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

I remember those school days.

At Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:45:00 AM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

The trials and tribulations of being a kid in school. Your poem captures it perfectly Jim. I can remember being on a stage in "the play" just as your picture depicts.

At Sunday, March 14, 2010 8:35:00 AM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Wow, Jim! That was fun. Murmering! If only...

At Sunday, March 14, 2010 8:48:00 AM, Blogger Leo said...

oh this was a lovely image that u drew up Jim :) thank u!

At Sunday, March 14, 2010 11:41:00 AM, Blogger Mojo said...

Sure took me back to my school days. Which is a pretty long trip.

At Sunday, March 14, 2010 12:55:00 PM, Blogger Maggie said...

Jim, I recall those days very well :)

At Sunday, March 14, 2010 2:02:00 PM, Blogger Robin said...

Always fun and meaningful posts. Thanks so much! I thoroughly enjoyed this.

At Sunday, March 14, 2010 4:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you took me back to the school days and the mumurs among us when we were kids! Nice piece.

Thank you for leaving the link.

At Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:37:00 PM, Blogger Sandra (if) said...

oh...those know them well Jim...!

At Sunday, March 14, 2010 7:22:00 PM, Blogger Stan Ski said...

For some, school only teaches how to live for the weekend.

At Sunday, March 14, 2010 8:40:00 PM, Blogger Sweetest in the Gale said...

This brought back some vivid memories...I enjoyed your take on this prompt!

At Sunday, March 14, 2010 10:10:00 PM, Blogger Amity said...

Reminds me of my life as a student Jim...

I was naughty then, but an achiever so more often than not, I am always spared of any punishment from teachers, I pity those classmates who would have a good reprimand and would thereafter murmur against our teacher!

I enjoyed this one Jim! Visit my murmur, too!

At Monday, March 15, 2010 5:20:00 PM, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

so many memories of school, thanks for the murmuring memories Jim.

At Monday, March 15, 2010 10:45:00 PM, Anonymous Dances With Loons said...

Yes, Jim, you took us back in time, what a great little train ride!

At Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:43:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Oh, so true. I rather doubt things have changed much - you think? Nice poem that speaks to a childhood memory.

At Friday, March 19, 2010 11:55:00 AM, Blogger gabrielle said...

well penned from a child's perspective. it was long ago, but your poem took me back.

At Monday, March 22, 2010 8:37:00 AM, Blogger Patti said...

Hmmm...the TEACHERS are murmuring too...and it's NOT pretty! LOL! And the school lunches are still the school lunches- altho our Lunch Lady serves up a mean grilled cheese (it's to die for) and some other goodies too!


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