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Lekker Lesson

They tell me the day that I was born,
Was as lekker a day as has ever been,
And life was simple and full of fun
And I was adored by kith and kin.

But school to me was a big surprise,
I wasn't the focus of teacher's day.
I must raise my hand before I spoke
And work must be done before I play.

 I learned to fairly follow the rules,
That I could not always have my way.
The lessons taught in that lekker school,
Have lighted my way unto this day.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:43:00 PM
    Joyce, a wonderful winning poem. Congratulations... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Wisdom resides in this simple poem. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on your very fine win, Joyce! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:51:00 PM
    Congrat Joyce on your super win xxx

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 4:32:00 PM
    Yay! Very nice, Joyce! Congratulations on your win! I love it! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 4:32:00 PM
    And I do believe it was a lekker day when you were born.....the sun smiled and so do we! :)

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 4:23:00 PM
    Great flow, rhyme, and rhythm in this winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 3:42:00 PM
    Wonderful piece,Joyce...Congrats on your superb win in this contest....

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 2:30:00 PM
    Congrats Joyce ....Seren

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 2:29:00 PM
    Congrats on your win !! Excellent poem following the theme. I still remember those times in school when the world became a more grown up place for me.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 12:14:00 PM
    Joyce, congratulations on your 2nd place win in my LEKKER Contest with these words of wisdom. Love, Su

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 10:14:00 AM
    Loved this sweet memory....and lessons learned in school all those years ago, do have such an impact on the rest of our lives. Teachers are often so underestimated! Nicely done, Joyce!

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 12:41:00 AM
    what a cute way to do the contest, sweetie!!! I'd say hello but it is time for bed and I need to be saying goodnight!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 8:10:00 PM
    I have to find out what lekker is.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:59:00 PM
    Ah yes, I know the feeling, take care and god bless you