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My Dream

When I was a small child,
A long, long time ago,
I dreamed I'd be a teacher,
When I grew up, you know.

I so admired those women
Who taught in country schools.
They must be versed in every subject,
With big books their only tools.

My school was blessed with two rooms,
Four grades were taught in each.
My teacher was Miss Holler
And she really was a peach.

Mr. Eable taught the other four
Grades number five to eight.
He was a dandy fellow
Whom the big boys loved to bait.

He only lasted one year,
Then Miss Holler's sister came.
It didn't take her long until
Those wild kids were quite tame.

I listened to all of the lessons
My beloved teachers taught.
And learned the others with my own.
That school was a learning pot.

I loved to read most any book.
The library was my Heaven.
I kept getting promoted too fast,
Starting high-school at eleven.

Too young to go away to school
When my high-school days were done,
I signed up for post graduate course,
Bookkeeping was the one.

I got a job as a bookkeeper
And I kept it for thirty years.
While raising a family of three
And teaching my own little dears.

Written for contest "Childhood Dreams
August 22, 2015


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  1. Date: 8/26/2015 7:27:00 PM

    Congrad's for your winning verse! Light & Love
  1. Date: 8/26/2015 8:28:00 AM

    Lovely poem Joyce.
  1. Date: 8/25/2015 10:48:00 PM

    Congrats on ur superb win Joyce with this awesome write!
  1. Date: 8/25/2015 5:48:00 PM

    A wonderful write, congratulations on your win a 7 . Hugs Eve
  1. Date: 8/25/2015 1:27:00 PM

    Joyce, Congratulations on your "Childhood dreams win." SKAT
  1. Date: 8/25/2015 7:09:00 AM

    A great write, with wish fulfilment and a hugely satisfying ending. Congratulations, Joyce, well done. Viv x
  1. Date: 8/25/2015 5:44:00 AM

    A lovely poem, I really enjoyed it. Congratulations on your win in my contest and thank you taking part...
  1. Date: 8/23/2015 3:47:00 PM

    Joyce.. a compelling write and enjoyable read.. Hope you enjoyed the weekend!
  1. Date: 8/23/2015 1:17:00 AM

    This quite a beautiful poem that you've written of your grace as you walked through life. Enjoyed it immensely. Theresa
  1. Date: 8/22/2015 11:23:00 PM

    What a beautiful walk thru your life Joyce . Thank you for sharing this write with us .... Good luck in the contest ... Bev