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Waiting by the School Gates

Waiting by the School Gates

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Published by Terry Collett

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Published by: Terry Collett on Oct 23, 2012
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WAITING BY THE SCHOOL GATES.Look who’s overby the school gatesReynard saidand you looked overand there was Christinawith her school bagover her shoulderand her hands tuckedin the pocketsof her green coatsee you tomorrowReynard saidand walked ongiving Christina a stareas he did most girlsfinding them an enigmayet to be solvedwhen you gotto where Christina wasshe took her handsout of her pocketsand put a handon your armI wish I was goingon the school buswith youthen I could sit next to youand I could tell you
about myself and not have to crameverything into a rushof words as I doat schoolyou looked overto where the school buswas waitingyou still hadfive minutesor so beforeit took off and you knewFred the driveralways dida head countbefore handdon’t you wishI was thereon the bus too?she askedsqueezing your armwith her fingersyou turnedand looked at hersure I doyou saidbut you live hereand I live miles awayI know
she saidand I miss youonce your bus goes off and I knowI won’t see youuntil the following dayand the weekend is worsebecause thenI don’t see youfor two whole daysother kidspassing throughthe school gatesstared at you bothand Hill saidcome onor you’ll missthe busand he laughedand moved onand Christina staredafter him and saidwhat’s his problem?and you saidoh he hasn’t been born yethe gets this wayand she laughedand saidmaybe I’ll comeon the country bus

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