Going to School

#Writeclub #School Early morning september and they’re leaving their underwater house travelling through the seaweed like an above ground country mouse Its time for a spot of learning from their tutor – Mrs Spratt about living among the water seaweed – this and that And lessons about keeping fit with the crustaceans and Mr Ray …

Perfectly Imperfect

#Octpowrimo #Imperfect Perfect/Imperfect – Image from Bing Little jim came home from school with something that he’d prepared a picture painted on a board of his favourite bear Now unofficial critics would pick holes in the picture he made but it didn’t stop his mum and dad on the wall it was displayed See while …

Listless

#Octpowrimo #Fowc #Listless Photo by Kelly on Pexels.com It’s Not as if you hadn’t prepared subject matter set out on the table in the middle of the classroom with easels primed for pencil and paint Inside the class they came like a legion of soulless zombies earphones have to be removed to say “Hello” Enthusiasm …

Silent

#Socs #Silent Photo by Sound On on Pexels.com It’s no wonder the dictionary is so full today letters seem to have tip-toed in without a sound chorus of approval from teachers as characters wrangle their way in like dark knights entering the castle crescent as you write, the letters appear like ghosts but read them …

Family

family of swans :image by KL Caley For each family group a sense of togetherness is important Mum and dad teaching the basics of life so In time, when they leave the nest, they’re well prepared to yomp off on their own – not yet though – they need to find their feet.

Learning your Lesson

#Napowrimo #writeclub #Learning with a nod to Leanne @ Writeclub for the prompt I Learning begins as soon as your born as you’ve got to waddle across the floor to get to your soft toys II Instruction comes from your elders touching something hot if you don’t know what you’re doing leads to singed little …

Workshop

A response to Scott Coe’s #Syntax Poetry Festival Prompt Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com You can’t call it a school I don’t see blackboards, I don’t see books Drills , Hammers and Saws make up the look creative types – making things from wood or metal and plastic – if they think they should …

Repetitive

#fowc #repetitive Photo by Vansh Sharma on Pexels.com I remember in school being given a time tables square we’d sit in class and for five minutes go over the tables over and over again We’d make things from Balsa and clay and off to mum and dad we’d take them away but unlike times tables …