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In School-Days

Rating: 3.3

Still sits the school-house by the road,
A ragged beggar sleeping;
Around it still the sumachs grow,
And blackberry-vines are creeping.

Within, the master's desk is seen,
Deep-scarred by raps official;
The warping floor, the battered seats,
The jack-knife's carved initial;

The charcoal frescoes on its wall;
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Sylvaonyema Uba 19 February 2017

He lives to learn, in life's hard school How few who pass above him Lament their triumph and his loss, Like her, because they love him. Nicely written and well communicated. Sylva-Onyema Uba

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Rebecca Duff 16 July 2007

My mother, now 80 years of age, memorized this poem for a school project. She kept the book of poems that it was in, and when I was in 6th grade, about 9 or 10, I too memorized this from the same book. However, I remember the title being 'School Daze' and the first lst stanza totally different..a ragged beggar sunning, and blackberry vines running. I wonder if I am wrong, was the book wrong or what. I have kept this sweet little poem in my heart tucked away for years, but occasionally bring it forward to verse. I can picture her and her sweetheart perfectly. This is what poetry is to me. A sweet story.

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Dr Antony Theodore 31 October 2020

The charcoal frescoes on its wall; Its door's worn sill, betraying The feet that, creeping slow to school, Went storming out to playing! Childhood memories. a fine poem. tony

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Chinedu Dike 19 October 2019

Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful work of art. Thanks for sharing..................................................

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Mahtab Bangalee 27 May 2019

beautiful poem from the crystal leaf of souvenir /// beautiful poem

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Perla 22 March 2019

I declaimed this one on my 7th grade during our Founder's Day and won me the first prize which was my very first scrabble gameboard.

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Arjun 01 June 2018

Such a dumb

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