Andy Brookes

Gold Star - 29,317 Points (11 May 1954 / Macclesfield)

School Ties - Poem by Andy Brookes

Inky fingers.
hard wood seats.
paper lined.
lines to write.
chalk puffs from board.
white on black.
cabbage smells,
pervasive in memory.
polished halls.
a cap.
a blazer.
crooked tie.
scuffed shoes.
scabby knees.
Arden house,
green our colour.
muddy pitch.
football games.
a cup hard won.
and you
and me
and them,
what became of the class of 69.

Topic(s) of this poem: school

Comments about School Ties by Andy Brookes

  • Robert Murray Smith (9/18/2017 4:18:00 AM)

    A good write.10

    In October I am going to my old school's 150th anniversary. My cohort was 1956 to 1960. It will be a curious experience. I am from Wellington and a school that is 150 years old is a long time, as the colony had been settled around the 1830s.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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