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A Classroom Speaks


The window says “welcome”.
The door says “come in”.
The whistle says “quiet”.
The book says “begin”.


The paper says "write"
and the snack says “yum yum”.
The carpet is sighing
“please sit on your bum”.


The test says “no way”
but the sticker says “try”.
The pencil says “greetings”,
the rubber “goodbye”.


The paint says “clear up”
and the sink says “splish splosh”.
The glue yells “yahoo!”
but the apron shouts “wash!”.


The clock says “it’s over”.
The bell bellows “dash!”
and that is the end of 
the big classroom bash.

(published in Yapping Away)

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