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On The School Bus - Poem by Alison Cassidy

She caught the school bus
every day,
Margaret Kennedy,
plain and pigeon-toed.

She chose the same seat
behind the driver
(we liked to sit up the back) .
She'd bury her face in a book,
hiding her freckles under her hat.

She was a school prefect -
a real goody-goody -
who always wore her gloves
and 'reported' us
when we didn't.

She sometimes sucked sweets
which she'd smuggle
surreptitiously
from gloved hand to mouth.

Margaret was a loner -
aloof and without friends.
She was older than us
and we were all a bit scared of her.

One day she missed the bus.
We were told her mum had died
(she'd had cancer apparently) .

She never caught the bus again.


Comments about On The School Bus by Alison Cassidy

  • Rookie - 0 Points Abha Sharma (3/22/2008 12:55:00 AM)

    so simple yet so great, the Anti-Climax in the poem made us ponder and read it again......Very nice (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 121 Points Rani Turton (2/20/2008 6:51:00 PM)

    Behind the plain and pigeon-toed Margaret Kennedy, there is a whole story...almost untold. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie R H (2/17/2008 5:54:00 AM)

    More than just a portrait, you tell a story, you take the reader on a journey and deliver this narrative with honesty and insight...the abruptness of the final line resounds. Superb work Allie. j xx (Report) Reply

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