Thursday, April 2, 2020

NaPoWriMo--Day Two

NaPoWriMo PROMPT: write a poem about a specific place — a particular house or store or school or office. Try to incorporate concrete details, like street names, distances, the types of trees. Little details like this can really help the reader imagine not only the place, but its mood.

Maple Leaf School 

Report cards saved by his mother, 
Perfect attendance, high marks, 
First, Second and Third Grades 
In a three-room school 
In Tillamook, Oregon. 

Almost a hundred years later 
I found it, still standing. 
No longer housing children. 
Yet there lingered scents
Of oiled floors and crayons. 

No more shouting and singing 
In the school yard. 
No patient teachers 
Guiding young students 
Through lessons and texts. 

Now restored, open for visits 
Maple Leaf School 
Where Dad learned his numbers 
And his letters, 
In Tillamook, Oregon.

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