I am participating in Slice of Life Challenge hosted by Two writing Teachers. Every Tuesday and during whole month of March, we write & share, we visit other participant’s blogs, we use comments as mini-conferences to connect. Today’s slice is germinated from walking home in recess by Joanne Toft. Won’t you come & join us too?
Walking Home in Recess
SOL#18 Lunchbox series-
Walking Home & Trouble
Joanne, you talked about it
As a punishment with sweet end
You are making me think:
Do kids walk home from School during recess anymore?
Or is it too much trouble?
Releasing the charges, half an hour or more?
It is not heard anymore.
I remember, the days when kids were free
To re-access in Recess
Free, Free, Free
To tumble, to jumble and just be
Recess was a joy to be.
Read in a corner? Go ahead & be
Playing to your heart’s desire, Why not?
Talking, joking, Recess is the time to be
Racing home in recess? You are free.
Free, Free do do what you want
Playing time, Rapping time, Napping time,
Jump ropes, Satodiyu & Whatever you do,
Just come back to class with bell ringing
The recess, the joy!
Sharing our lunchboxes,
in school garden, on terrace,
where ever one wish to sit.
No cafeteria food to consider
Mom’s lunch was the wonder.
While I sat & read in corner,
My cousin did her numbers (in mathematics)
Sis was the one to play
friend or two ran home to feed the pet.
Where are you?
Without any minders,
Let kids be kids.
So they can remember
Recess as a time of wonder.
– Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba