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My youngest daughter asked me if I was happy that the school year was over. I told her that happy wasn't the emotion that I was feeling. It's really strange when the school year is finished. I hope this poem shows a little of how I feel.
I thought there would be joy
With the departing of each girl and boy.
But what I taste is not entirely sweet,
As I stare at each empty seat.
Almost ten months of days went by,
Teacher and students side by side.
“Will they be okay?” I wonder,
As I pick up pencils torn asunder.
All of my molecules pushed them to learn,
Now I am spent, stem to stern.
Memories are all that linger here,
The residue of another year.
With desks stacked off to the side,
And each colleague saying good-bye.
It’s time for summer, time to renew!
2013-14, I'll never forget you.