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Second Row to the Board

Second row to the board! These words could not just be ignored I’m thinking but a vintage few Would even start to have a clue Nostalgia begs those days at school With steely nuns whose stare would rule Blackboards and their squeaky clamor Chalked Arithmetic and grammar When called upon to diagram By row, we took final exam Our sentence structure, now to see Whose brain has not been absentee With prepositions, verbs and nouns We hit the boards, such eager sounds Arms held tight, just the right angle Participles must not dangle!

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Date: 4/14/2018 4:11:00 AM
Congratulations on poem of the day. My own schooling was a bit more postmodern, but I like the nostalgia in your poem. Many wishes, Kai
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/14/2018 6:47:00 AM
Thank you so much, Kal !!
Date: 4/7/2018 6:06:00 AM
Congrats on your delightful POTD, Mike.
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/7/2018 7:12:00 AM
Oh,Thanks so much, Line xxoo
Date: 4/2/2018 4:14:00 PM
my language teachers were very strict, so i could definitely catch your drift, mike... wonderfully handled with a POTD to boot!... cheers and huggs
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 9:07:00 PM
Nette, thank you so much xxoo
Date: 4/2/2018 1:54:00 PM
Do they even make blackboards anymore??? Good one Mike, congratulations for POTD honors...
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 2:21:00 PM
I'm not really sure, probably not. Thanks Charlie!!!
Date: 4/2/2018 1:46:00 PM
I never saw nuns...although I attended Catholic school for a few years... Mostly priest and teachers...I was a disaster at grammar classes...A really nostalgic poem...Congratulations...All the best Mike
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 1:51:00 PM
Thank you so much, Arturo !!!
Date: 4/2/2018 12:33:00 PM
Hi Mike, You have penned a well written nostalgic write. I really enjoyed the read. Congratulations on getting the poem of day. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 1:42:00 PM
Thank you so much, Alexis !!!
Date: 4/2/2018 11:38:00 AM
With steely nuns whose stare would rule...makes me think of the crack of the rulers..thankfully not in my generation though I still had a crazy nun teaching my 6th grade class. Congrats on POTD!
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 12:24:00 PM
Thanks so much, Kim, I was a good little boy and hence I never got whacked xxoo
Date: 4/2/2018 10:57:00 AM
I didn't go to Catholic schools, but my public schools must have taken lessons from them. Very familiar!! Congratulations!
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 12:25:00 PM
Thank you so much, I am sure there are many similarities !!!
Date: 4/2/2018 10:28:00 AM
Congrats!!! on POTD! my friend...ah yes mother superior with her ruler lol... an excellent read...stay in the light...^WW^
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 10:29:00 AM
Thanks so much, WW, fortunately I never felt the ruler !!!
Date: 4/2/2018 10:18:00 AM
That's why they called it GRAMMAR SCHOOL.......
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 10:30:00 AM
You got it, Thanks
Date: 4/2/2018 9:09:00 AM
Congratulations on potd! Delightful fun and original pen Mike, enjoyed! xomo
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 10:30:00 AM
Thank you so much, Maureen xxoo
Date: 4/2/2018 9:03:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD Mike, I went to a school run by nuns, and I remember those steely stares well. A great write....Maria
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 9:09:00 AM
Thanks so much, Maria !!!
Date: 4/2/2018 8:14:00 AM
Congratulations Mike on POTD. A most entertaining read. I did not go to a Catholic school but I do remember the old large blackboards.
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 8:24:00 AM
Thanks so much, Daniel !!!
Date: 4/2/2018 8:14:00 AM
Mike, congrats on POTD... hugs :)
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 8:24:00 AM
Thank you Akkina !!!
Date: 4/2/2018 8:04:00 AM
Hey Mike, Congrats on your POTD. Old school for sure. with the school structure in today's world I wonder if chalked arithmetic is a such thing anymore considering everything today is computerized. Nice work ! Charlie
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 8:26:00 AM
Yes, I guess I definitely intimates a certain level of maturity with this one, shall we say!! Thanks !!
Date: 4/2/2018 7:48:00 AM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Mike :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 8:26:00 AM
Thank you so much, Anne-Lise xxoo
Date: 4/2/2018 7:30:00 AM
Congrats on POTD, Mike,
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 7:33:00 AM
Thanks so much !!
Date: 4/2/2018 7:11:00 AM
Congrats on POTD Mike..
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 7:18:00 AM
Thanks so much Silent One !!
Date: 4/2/2018 7:05:00 AM
Congrats on POTD, Mike. I enjoyed your fun poem.
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 7:18:00 AM
Thank you so much, Agnes xxoo
Date: 4/2/2018 6:33:00 AM
Congrats Mike on POTD!
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 7:19:00 AM
Thank you Vijay !!
Date: 4/2/2018 5:27:00 AM
congrats on POTD
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 7:19:00 AM
Thank you so much, Ashok!!
Date: 4/2/2018 5:16:00 AM
Many congrats on POTD Mike:-) hugs jan xx
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 7:19:00 AM
Thank so much, Jan xx00
Date: 4/2/2018 4:20:00 AM
This brings back so many memories, Mike, the nuns could be such task masters at times. Congrats on POTD. John
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 7:22:00 AM
Thanks so much, John!!
Date: 4/2/2018 3:52:00 AM
I’m glad you look back on it fondly! Nicely written bit of nostalgia Mike - good to see it as POTD :-)
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 7:20:00 AM
Thank you so much, Nina !!!
Date: 4/2/2018 3:18:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD Mike. Well deserved. Tom
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/2/2018 7:20:00 AM
Thanks again, Tom !!
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