To School.

Into town I went,

Slightly earlier than normal

And they were there,

Hundreds of them

Chatting, laughing, playing,

All going the same way.

There was a queue of them

Outside Greggs waiting,

Waiting to buy their breakfast?

They were all going my way

But where I turned left

They went straight on.

As an old codger

I was totally ignored,

As these kids

Wended their way,

Their way to school,

As I did so many years ago


  • Maxine Smith

    A nice read Andy.

    Reminds me of a bakery near the school I went to, sausage barm on the way every morning.

    Left me feeling all nostalgic.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Melissa, back in the last century when I went to school there was a bakery not far from the school who made superb sausage rolls, they became part of my diet back then. Now I make them myself.


      • Maxine Smith

        Ahhh you can’t beat a freshly baked sausage roll.

        I don’t think I’d ever be able to bake and do it justice.

      • 2 more comments

      • orchidee

        A fine write Gold.
        Yes, it was hundreds of years ago for us two. A bit before 1066, I believe.
        But at a church some oldies discussed The Boer Wars - help! That's so 'last Century!' I will be old before I have finished any remaining middle-age, at that rate.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thanks Orchi.

          We ARE old! I remember your first pet dinosaur - you called that one Fido as well.


        • Neville

          there are no schools round our way ... or eateries ... if there were, I am sure I would feel exactly the same .... I just love it when ya take me back to the age of steam my friend ...

          • Goldfinch60

            That 'age of steam' was so special to me, I had good parents and great friends to play with.


          • Robert Haigh

            I remember my very first day at school quite vividly. I didn't want to go at all, for some reason -- probably because most of my friends attended a different school. But, we all make new friends when the need arises. Your poem took me back down memory lane!

            • Goldfinch60

              Memories can be so good. Thank you Robert.


            • The Uneducated O.A.P

              Dripping cakes, yummy dripping cakes, still lovely and warm straight from the oven, or long thick iced buns, that's the choice I had to make stood in our local bakery. I can still taste them, drool, drool.
              I found a bakery in Bude a few years back that make similliar, not quite the same but close enough. long what to go though.
              Thanks for the yummeries.
              Ps, strangely enough I watched this clip on YouTube a few days ago.

              • Goldfinch60

                The yummies are always there Bill.


              • dusk arising

                I went to many different schools often having to travel by bus to get there and not one of them had a bakers shop close by. But mmmm fresh warm sausage rolls.... mouth watering.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Fresh sausage rolls are wonderful, I make them myself now d a .......if ever you’re passing?


                • ANGELA & BRIAN

                  ANGELA HERE ~ Good Sunday Uncle Andy ~ Thanks for showcasing Doris Day ~ one of our Faves & we have showcased her several times ! Beautful in Herself & Her Voice ! Even though half my Formal Schooling was in this Century (2000 ~ 2006) it still seems like a distant memory until I look @ old PHOTOS - UUUGH ! Thnaks for sharing ! Please check CHRISTMAS PRESENTS - Thanks A B & C !

                  Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
                  Love Angela Brian & Smokey ! ! !

                • Michael Edwards

                  There's been an explosion in our Town of people buying take out coffee and walking around drinking it - are they really that desparate? Leaves me quite baffled - I like to sit and enjoy my coffee and I'd rather wait till I get home and have a brew at a fraction of the price - also the toilet is at hand.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Very true Michael , saying that though my favourite coffe bar is serving again and it is great to see people that I know in there distancing of course.


                  • L. B. Mek

                    so undeniably relatable, mainly due to your insightful choice, to word your wisdom within such inclusively accessible: vocabulary...
                    imagine if all 'great mind's' had the empathetic capability to go the extra mile and record their wisdom using similarly humanist choice of verbiage: how many more people would they have helped, how many of the wasted potential in humanity's history could they have helped salvage...
                    I absolutely laud your inclusive style Andy, the most humanitarian of trait's within this game of inking, we lucky few find our solace-in...

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you for your kind words Mek, much appreciated.


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