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SHY WITH NO REGRETS

SHY WITH NO REGRETS

A Catholic uniform from age five.
My own silence - how do I survive?

My inner world is quiet, building bricks.
The oldest young paints, with whispered flicks.

The graham crackers and milk are my friends.
I close my eyes - too many colors blend.

The teacher called my mom, after so long.
“Does your child talk or do I have it wrong?”

In first grade I find my best friend, at last,
but bashful eyes move, from busy boys - too fast.

In sixth grade, fretting,  I throw off my glasses,
When a guy, I like, peeks in one of my classes.

Too coy to attempt popularity, but it’s no regret.
Looking back, glad my temperament slowly set.

4/20/2018
Line Gauthier’s An Early Childhood Memory Contest




Copyright © Kim Rodrigues | Year Posted 2018

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  1. Date: 4/20/2018 7:56:00 AM

    A lovely verse looking back at your childhood Kim, It is a big shock to the system when you start school for the first time. Tom Good Luck.

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