Pagosa Springs Artists

Playground Misery

Boys who crowd the line for a slide,

Dodgeball with no place to hide,

Show-off eating caterpillars,

Bully pulling puppy ears


Girls with jump ropes they won't share,

Classmate laying my secrets bare,

Cliques that coyly keep apart,

Turncoat friend who breaks your heart


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©2014 Bonnie Manion


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