Forget: Five Minute Friday

This is the first Friday of the new school year. I am up early and adjusting to my morning schedule. Of course, it wouldn’t be a true Friday without joining my writing pals from Five Minute Friday. This week our prompt is Forget.

image of a small, budding flower with the word "forget" overlaying the photo.

As a new school year begins, let us forget

The past three years, and all their regrets.

All the trouble we faced when we walked in the door,

May we forget each one so learners can soar.

There is hope in beginning

A clean slate, a new chance

To forget all the worries,

And step back in the dance.

There are things that we’ve learned from the world in these days,

Like how teachers should really update their ways.

We grew as a profession-we adapted, reset

Some of those changes we shouldn’t forget.

But it’s time to return to what’s best for our kids.

Distancing and hybrid learning is not what it is.

They need classrooms with teachers who love what they do,

To inspire them to wrestle with things that are new.

Together we can make this the best school year yet,

If we all commit to the goals that we set.

We can achieve so much more when our focus is clear.

May we forget all the struggle and have a great year!

The Ameri Brit Mom

7 thoughts on “Forget: Five Minute Friday

  1. I’ve been concussed so many times
    that there’s much I can’t recall,
    and it seems almost a crime
    not to remember school at all,
    not the classmates that I had,
    nor the recess fights and games,
    but I really feel quite bad
    that I’ve forgotten teachers’ names,
    and lost, too, are their faces,
    for they made me who I am today
    with the small kind graces
    that they scattered in my way,
    so I hope on Heaven’s streets
    they’ll wear name-tags when we meet.


  2. This is great, Lauren! The last few years sure have been tough on teachers. It’s time to look forward with hope again. Kath, your FMF neighbour at #4 this week.


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