Marilyn Lott

Gold Star - 8,939 Points (5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

One Room School - Poem by Marilyn Lott

While traveling on vacation
Sometimes I come across
A one room school sitting alone
Its hopes and dreams are lost

You can almost hear the voices
Of children in the school yard
Giggling and running at recess time
For their tasks seemed very hard

Pig tails flying as little girls played
Petticoats peeking out
From under long pretty dresses
Boys laughing as they run about

Can you imagine what it was like
For teachers to teach several ages
Their learning ability so different
As they were all at various stages

Times have certainly changed now
Though learning has the basic rules
But it’s fun to imagine what it was like
Long ago in a one room school!

Comments about One Room School by Marilyn Lott

  • (9/5/2007 11:58:00 AM)

    A million (at least!) years ago....I started school in a 'One room and a Path' Schoolhouse, and I remember it and my teacher as clearly as thought she was here only yesterday...Miss Nettie! I am glad the school building was bought and remade into a home...where children still play in the yard! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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