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Childhood Memories

Today there's nothing much I want to say, so I'll just share the poem I used as part of the All Age slot where we were thinking about waiting, and how sometimes it gets very frustrating...


Waiting, waiting, waiting,
For the party to begin;
Waiting, waiting, waiting,
For the laughter and the din;
Waiting, waiting, waiting,
With hair jut so,
And clothes trim and tidy,
From topknot to toe.
The floor is all shiny,
The lights are ablaze;
There are sweetmeats in plenty
And cakes beyond praise;
Oh! The games and the dancing,
The tricks and the toys,
The music and the madness,
The colour and the noise!
Waiting, waiting, waiting,
For the first knock on the door,
Was ever such waiting,
Such waiting before?

—James Reeves

I was six when I first heard this poem, and can still visualise the classroom and hear my teacher's voice...

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