in trouble

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.

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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