Children Free Verse Poetry

In Trouble

5 double-sided pages
of handwritten notes
first he writes

I will not fight my classmates
all the way across the top
then he writes

I will‘ half-way
down the page
then he writes

classmates‘ half-way
down the page
then he writes

fight‘ all the way
down the page
then he writes

everything else
almost the same way
I did, when I was 10.

© 2018 Melinda J. Irvine

i will not fight my classmates
Jerry is still learning the subtle art of ‘turning the other cheek’. We are none of us to good at it.

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