School Days Poem by Michael Walker

School Days



'School days are the best days of your life.`
I have heard that said so often, but I disagree.
Adult life was much more attractive for me.
Memories of childhood and adolescence are happy, though.

I got to like the primary school in a rural town,
where the surrounding farms seemed to roll on forever.
I enjoyed the teachers, the subjects they explained,
playing softball and learning to swim down at the pool.

I went to two high schools in two towns, similar really.
I hated leaving the first, but adapted to the second,
becoming their top scholar in form seven, but clashing
with teachers and glad to discard the uniform after graduation.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: school
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
These are my thoughts on school life compared to adult working life.
I enjoyed school because I could do well in the subjects, after a lot of hard work before exams.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jane Campion 11 July 2019

I enjoyed this poem. School days are important. I'm glad you remembered.

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Michael Walker 15 July 2019

I remember my school days mostly with affection. Perhaps you did also.

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Terry Craddock 25 December 2016

'School days are the best days of your life.` I have heard that said so often, but I disagree. yes I liked the sport, rugby especially, swimming also like you, the breaks and lunchbreaks, leaving after school and several favourite subjects; soe other experiences were pure cane

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Michael Walker 15 July 2019

Thanks for your affirmative comment. NZ schools are quite good I think.

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Zoila T. Flores 24 May 2016

Beautiful poem. Makes me remember of my dark and oblivious afternoons when I had to come back from school. Greetings, Zoila T. Flores

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Michael Walker 15 July 2019

I appreciate such an endorsement by you. My greetings to you also.

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