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  • " 1943" by Ralph F. Soelzer

    3 posts, 3 voices, 505 views, started Apr 12, 2009

    Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2009


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      We see a shack with a porch,
      A yard bare of grass.
      Ancient well with a bucket tied with a rope.

      Disorder, dirt, litter of paper
      Tables, benches, desks cramped.
      We wondered where the teacher sits.

      Wallpaper cracked, falling off
      And light shining
      Between the boards.

      Blackboards and a chart
      With a little girl praying, and
      A verse about the moon and God.

      Out the back down a short path
      To a privy—three sided.
      The open side facing us.

      In the school room again
      And we find a geography book
      Titled: The World Today.


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