Haiku Friday: Back to School

Last night my wife and I attended an open house for parents at our oldest son’s elementary school. He started there a couple of weeks ago. It was great to hear an overview of how he spends his time in class and to see some of his school work.


As I sat on one of the small chairs in his classroom, I thought about Sedge Garden Elementary School in Kernersville, North Carolina, where I went as a young boy. Its old buildings were replaced with new ones that included air conditioning soon after I moved on to middle school. Somewhere I still have part of a brick from those old buildings — a relic, I suppose. Anyway, let’s write haiku about going to school:

Air conditioning
at school used to mean that we
opened the windows.

You can be profound or funny or even a little sad about it. Memories of school days bring with them a wide range of emotions. So pick one of those memories and write one verse with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. Then share it in the comments, remembering that you don’t need to use your real name to participate.

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