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Photo Of Schoolboys - Poem by Michael Pruchnicki

Once I saw a photograph
taken by a 71 year old
Japanese tourist
in pre-WW 2 London

Black and white print
of schoolboys with satchels
and shining morning faces
walking briskly down the street
to the brick building -
King Edward IV grammar school
sometime in 1939

The retired entrepreneur from
Yokohama was touring London
when he happened on the scene
and set up his camera

I imagine the chalky teacher
in the classroom and the boys
scrunched over their tasks

I see the lads graduating in due time
and donning Army khaki and RAF blue

I see the Japanese grandfather as his
grandsons land on shores far from home

Boys from London and Yokohama
barely tasting manhood on foreign shores

They lie at peace now


Comments about Photo Of Schoolboys by Michael Pruchnicki

  • Rookie Bill Smith (2/10/2008 1:21:00 PM)

    nice idea well written
    enjoyed
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  • Rookie Nancy Ames (2/10/2008 10:51:00 AM)

    Well written, Mr. Malone. It's happening all over again, all those millions of futures lost. It's terrible and the survivors lose as well. We need the reminder, so thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poems About London

  1. 1. Photo Of Schoolboys , Michael Pruchnicki
  2. 2. Britanica Hymn , Aldo Kraas
  3. 3. The Ballad Of Rose O Shea , Francis Duggan
  4. 4. Tanka - London Blasts , john tiong chunghoo
  5. 5. Pussy Goes To London, Nursery Rhyme , S.D. TIWARI
  6. 6. Travel Haiku - New York City Central Park , john tiong chunghoo
  7. 7. ##46 (Vivekananda) Other Visits In The .. , Rajaram Ramachandran
  8. 8. Ambition , Flying Lemming
  9. 9. The Oldest Thing In London , Cicely Fox Smith
  10. 10. Breathing Out , Sadiqullah Khan
  11. 11. In My City , Naveed Akram
  12. 12. Solving Mysteries , gershon hepner
  13. 13. Festival Haiku - London Olympics 2012 , john tiong chunghoo
  14. 14. Mate-Man, Mate-Woman , gershon hepner
  15. 15. High Conspiratorial Person , Carl Sandburg
  16. 16. School Trip To London Zoo , C Richard Miles
  17. 17. Persian Cats , gershon hepner
  18. 18. London Fields Song , Aldo Kraas
  19. 19. The Highwayman, Jack Barrington. , Dream Weaver
  20. 20. Paris Regained , A. P. Herbert
  21. 21. Haiku # 27 , Luis Estable
  22. 22. West London Blues , Alexander Hayden James Smith
  23. 23. Travel Haiku - Brixton South West London , john tiong chunghoo
  24. 24. Hope Hanging On At Heathrow , C Richard Miles
  25. 25. Freedom's In The Air , Michael Shepherd
  26. 26. Notting Hill , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  27. 27. The Shard Of Glass In The London Sky. , Michael World
  28. 28. London Riot Haiku , john tiong chunghoo
  29. 29. Plane Blanket Haiku , C Richard Miles
  30. 30. Bobby-Cut Indian English Poetess (Haiku) , Bijay Kant Dubey
  31. 31. My Beautiful Lady , Framarz Bagheri
  32. 32. Love, To A Fault! , David Lewis Paget
  33. 33. Khushwant Singh: A Study In His Biography , Bijay Kant Dubey
  34. 34. Larence Of Judaea , gershon hepner
  35. 35. The Five Carlins: An Election Ballad , Robert Burns
  36. 36. I Am A Professor, A Univeristy Professor.. , Bijay Kant Dubey
  37. 37. Fun And Frolic , gershon hepner
  38. 38. First Encounter - Mustafa Noor (Malaysia) , john tiong chunghoo
  39. 39. Playing Music Is Like Making Love , gershon hepner
  40. 40. Travel Haiku - London's Marylebone , john tiong chunghoo
  41. 41. At The High Lodge. , Terry Collett
  42. 42. London Interior , Harold Monro
  43. 43. Let Others Move , A. P. Herbert
  44. 44. Within And Without: Part Iii: A Dramatic.. , George MacDonald
  45. 45. Colourful Camden , Angela Wybrow
  46. 46. .searching London , Pablo Loves Life
  47. 47. Where I'M From... , Alyssa Diane
  48. 48. London , Affan Chowdhury
  49. 49. In My City , Patryk Krzywon
  50. 50. I Left Last Night For London , David Lacey
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