poetry by j matthew waters

lessons to be learned

enormous yellow bus
makes historic stop
at the corner of oak
and every avenue

daddy holds his little girl’s
hand as the two of them
stand speechless staring
at the flashing stop sign

the door swings open
and curious feet disappear
into a swarming world
of pushing and pulling

march two thousand thirteen
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13 thoughts on “lessons to be learned

  1. A beautiful piece.

  2. J -can’t imagine letting go of that little hand – off into the world! very sweet poem – K

  3. Good daddies are like that! K

  4. Amazing how we can learn life lessons in simple images from our day-to-day. If only people looked closely to the details.

  5. I love this poem! “Historic stop” is a brilliant combination—I always felt like every movement made by the school bus was historic and significant.

  6. great poem…takes me right back, and urges me to move forward too – thanks for sharing 🙂

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