Weekly photo challenge: Abandoned

I wrote a poem this morning as part of the writing course I am doing.

It just so happens that my school experience links with this week’s photo challenge. As it is a PHOTO challenge, I have chosen an old school photo to match the theme. I really DID feel abandoned on that day. It didn’t take long to get used to school, but I still didn’t enjoy it. I have only learned the joy of studying in recent years šŸ™‚

MEMORIES

Mum left me in a big room

Boys, girls, Sister Kevin

I struck out in fear

I had to stay ā€“ Mum left me

****

Boys, girls, lunch boxes

The stale smell of unwashed flannels

Banana sandwiches every-day

Awful warm milk at playtime

****

Spelling is fun h I p p o p o t o m u s

Cuisenaire blocks ā€“ to add up and take away

A prize for top of the class

Maybe school is OK

****

Latin Mass, First Communion

Rosary beads, confession, and penance

The smell of incense

Not at Mass? Line up for the strap

****

Decades have come and gone

Back to the same church

This time it is saying goodbye

To my loved ones and to my past

****

 

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8 thoughts on “Weekly photo challenge: Abandoned

    • Thanks Nancy – I sometimes forget the influence of the catholic church on my life. As a child we just accept what is put in front of our eyes and don’t question it.

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