School days bring about memories
Of the first day jitters.
Starting kindergarten was a scary
Adventure when venting into
Foreign waters of strangers.
Other children just like me
On their way to learns numbers,
Letters, shapes and colors,
Getting caught up in the basics
Of reading and arithmetic.
There was the doll corner fill
With toys galore for boys and girls
Pretending to be fathers and mothers
Of a family of children.
The cardboard blocks the boys
Used for building homes for
Themselves, their spouses and
Their children, inviting friends
For an evening of tea.
Our teacher took us out for
Some recess time, where boys
And girls swung on the swings
Or climbed the jungle gym.
When she blew her whistle,
We all lined up against the building
Where roll call was taken again
To make sure all the children
Were accounted for.
The last ten minutes of class
Was spent with all of us children
Gathered around the long table,
Sitting with our heads down for
A little nap, following snack of
Cookies and milk.
Then, the bell rang, we all grabbed
Our coats, lined up at the door
Where our teacher passed out
Notes from the school to be given
To our parents who waited outside
In the hall to take us home.
© Copyright, Kiki Stamatiou, 2015