Poetic Thursday: “A, My Name Is Anna”

Once again, it’s Thursday and time for a little poetry with Pam and her boys at Two Spoiled Cats.

Here’s this week’s photo inspiration:

And this is my poem:

A, My Name Is Anna

When I see this picture,  so many memories return
of days on the playground; it was there that I learned

to jump rope between classes with schoolmates and friends.
How we hated to see recess time come to an end.

All the girls are in dresses, that’s all we could wear.
No matter the weather, those little legs were just bare.

In those days before careers and housework and such,
our biggest goal was learning to double dutch.

As we jumped, we sang little songs to keep time;
they were creative and fun and didn’t have to rhyme.

“A, my name is Anna, my husband’s name is Allen.
We live in Athens, and we sell apples.”

Programming note: Sunday is a special day here in the Motor family, so watch for a rare Sunday These Days post.

~These Days Of Mine~

5 responses to “Poetic Thursday: “A, My Name Is Anna”

  1. AWWW, Yes!!! Those were the days. If it got too cold, Mom would have us wear pants under our dresses to keep us warm. We had a LONG lane to walk to catch the bus. But Double Dutch was so much fun – especially to see how many of us could be jumping at one time. And now, to see my granddaughter enjoying it too. Thanks for the Memory Lane this morning.

  2. Oh yes I remember those rhymes…..it was fun to each take a turn at the next alphabet letter…..those were the days! Great poem – I love it….

    Hugs, Pam

  3. I so remember recess time and jumping rope as well!

  4. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a great poem, Dianna, it does bring back a lot of memories.

  5. Very nice … I like how you bring yourself into the poem at the very beginning .. it makes it more personal ..

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