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March poem

Monday, 28 March 2011 14:40:38
Income Streams

Pupil droplets: in ones and twos
down the streets and lanes,
they gather into threes and fours,
form streamlets, boys and girls
coalescing into brooks
and then into broader burns
as school gates are reached;
pour in and swirl and whirl
and, momentum eddying,
pause  and find their level
in the reservoir of class or hall.
BUT this is nothing compared to
the breaching of the dam
and the torrent which outpours
when the final bell is heard!

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