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For Nomen Global Language Institute

(This poem uses Wrapped Refrain type II, a form invented by my friend Jan Turner. I posted this poem three years ago, when I first came to Soup.  it's one of my few poems here at Soup that has never been for a contest. My school was really struggling at that time I wrote this. Now it's doing better, thank heavens!)


The school I've worked for half my teaching years is feeling more and more the woes of these hard times. I walk the corridor, remembering the better days before I felt this new malaise which lies inside the core of me and matches all too eerily the atmosphere that permeates this hallway and adheres to all parts of the school I've worked for half my teaching years. I pray to God I'll never see the end of this old school. So many came and went, yet I remain. I'm someone who'll stay put until they close its doors. Ten years now I have walked its floors, taught students and had fun with them. I hope it's not a requiem I'm writing soon for this dear place, which much like an old friend, is apt to pass. . . . I pray to God I'll never see the end. For PD'S Contest

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  1. Date: 9/24/2013 11:04:00 PM
    I love the meter of this poem, It flows beautifully and I love the wit. Bravo!

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:23:00 PM
    Andrea, this endures a good flowing rhyming poem. Many Blessings with your Featured Poem of the week. By the way no matter my blue color or tune I am always here, spreading the colorful cheer.....Happy Easter!" xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 3:46:00 PM
    Congrats on the feature. It seems the old schools are disappearing along with the history all in the name of progress. We dance. One step forward, two steps back.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 7:50:00 AM
    I've been retired for many years, but I can get into this one in a way. I recall schools I've taught in and am almost outraged to see or hear what they have become. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 7:16:00 PM
    A wonderful featured poem Andrea....my sister is also a teacher so I relate through her many of these feelings...Donna

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 5:36:00 PM
    I'm happy you shared your wonderful poem. Tough times for schools and teachers. Congratulations on your well deserve win Andrea. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 9:05:00 AM
    Glad you shared this AD--so much emotion and hope---glad it's doing better

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:08:00 AM
    Strikes home to me...the school that I went to shut down about 10 years ago...it's sad to be in that area now and see it standing like a ghost...congrats on the place.

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 3:18:00 AM
    A very good poem to send to the contest and you won! - Congratulations! - Have a lovely new week! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 10:45:00 PM
    An Excellent write my friend Andrea.a great poet with a big heart because you've been a blessing to your students. Big Congratulations on your win. two Thumbs up for a great educator :) Love, Maria

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 9:37:00 PM
    ps... Andrea, you should enter this poem in my newest contest... this is what I'm looking for... xox~ PD

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 9:36:00 PM
    Andrea, , , thank you for SUPPORTING MY NEWEST contest...CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome win ;-) LINDA

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 11:30:00 PM
    Andrea, sounds like a prayer... and hope you are lucky on your needs...pd

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 3:48:00 AM
    2 years on, is the school ok?, your true feelings come through here, you are indeed a wonderful caring person, i believe deeply this poem tell me so.

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 1:28:00 AM
    This is a very emotional write Andrea.Hope your school is running O.K.-kashinath

  1. Date: 12/13/2010 3:40:00 AM
    It is truly sad to see so much of the old that has been around so long go away some of these structures had such beautiful architecture features...Maybe something will happen to get funds to keep it going..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting..Maple Tree Sap concentrated is Maple syrup...Sara

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 9:00:00 AM
    I'll be praying with you about your school, Andrea--reading this both made me sad yet still hopeful--I loved your last stanza here, the resolve is just there...I can only imagine how heartbreaking that would be, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your school--interesting poetry form btw :)

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 2:54:00 PM
    A wonderful write here Andrea and I will keep your school in my prayers....wonderful rhyme and can feel your emotions just emanating from every word. Thanks so much for sharing and for taking the time to read my writes. Many thanks too for your kind comments. words of encouragement and just being you! All is truly appreciated! Have a wonderfully blessed day~Mary

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 5:07:00 AM
    free flowing, heartfelt, clear and very easy to read rhyme, tribute Andrea. I, too now pray that it continue for you and all it helps. -Robert

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 5:06:00 PM
    I love the style that you chose to write this poem. It's really good and fresh.

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