Friday, June 17, 2016

Poetry Friday

It's the last day of school for me as a middle school Teacher Librarian for 2015-2016. I didn't think I had a contribution for Poetry Friday until after all of the teachers at my school waved the busses out of the circle for the summer.

Last Day of School
A Reverso

As the bus pulled out of the circle
Full of cheering, happy faces--
tears in your eyes
at the thought of moving on.
I gave you a thumbs up,
mouthing, it’s OK!
Watching until
I lost sight of you.
My student--
     --My teacher,
I lost sight of you
watching until
mouthing, it’s OK!
I gave you a thumbs up
at the thought of moving on.
Tears in your eyes
full of cheering, happy faces--
as the bus pulled out of the circle.

by Linda Mitchell

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Thanks so much to Carol's Corner for hosting Poetry Friday this week. I'm still getting the hang of it and apologize that this credit is added late. Please see her lovely highlight of poems from:
Voices From the March on Washington by J. Patrick Lewis and George Ella Lyon. It's not to be missed after this emotional week.


  1. That's a beautiful connection poem. Linking together and reminding us how much caring there is on both sides.

  2. I'm amazed at how this reverso poem showcases both student and teacher. It's always a tender moment to wave goodbye to those buses at the end of the year.

  3. WOW! Linda. This takes my breath away. BIG welcome to Poetry Friday.
    I can tell you are into something good.


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