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Monochrome Days: (Poetry for Schools)

Monochrome Days: (poetry for schools)

 

In the '50s and early '60s

gas was still the norm

in city streets and passageways;

at home to keep us warm

 

And during bleak mid-winters

when people used more coal

the air was thick and foggy

and illness took its toll

 

Us children knew no better;

life had always been like this

sore throats and runny noses

were i...

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The Cockroach (Poetry for Schools)

The Cockroach: (poetry for schools)

 

An elephant and a cuckoo

had been friends for many years,

then one day a cockroach

reduced them both to tears

 

He told them of the hardships

endured by bugs like him,

of being despised by mankind

and how he lost a limb

 

Being forced to live in sewers

and cellars, dark and dank

had given him rheumatism

arthritis an...

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Poetry for SchoolsThe Cockroach

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