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Holding Back Tears

I well remember trying not to cry, It was the hardest thing I ever did All us graded boys gave it our best try, In the third class I was the smallest kid As to homework I was always solid, I remember so well holding back tears A paddling was one of my biggest fears, But I did not have my assignment done Any excuse always fell on deaf ears, Believe me, the paddling wasn't much fun!
HONORABLE MENTION written August 9, 2021 HOLDING BACK TEARS especially for "This Or That" Poetry Contest sponsored by Edward Ibeh

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Date: 8/20/2021 8:42:00 AM
 wonderful, nostalgic piece, Milt:-) Congratulations on your win in my contest!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/22/2021 6:59:00 PM
Thanks, Edward. I really enjoyed writing for your contest.
Date: 8/9/2021 6:58:00 PM
We only wish we got paddled at home; dad's razor belt was much worse. It made me bleed; couldn't sit down for a week, as they say -- only it was very real for me... Glad those days are gone. It was surreal, as I recall... :) gw
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/9/2021 7:22:00 PM
Well, as you know, my father was abusive, so I knew the sting and cutting of his belt. I was really this teacher's pet, so I think she hated to paddle me and went lightly. It was most my feelings that were bruised. I never told my father!
Date: 8/9/2021 4:22:00 AM
Milton, I loved your nostalgic write! It aces me right back to my own childhood! Good Luck in the contest !!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/9/2021 7:39:00 AM
Thanks so much, Mike. I still remember that bruised ego very well...and the stinging bottom!