Pandemic Parade

cars, trucks, jeeps, convertibles
balloons, streamers, posters, inflatable whales
honking, waving, smiling, crying

teachers in vehicles
students on corners with signs
families on balconies of their apartments
siblings in the back of cars, feet dangling 
parents holding children in their arms

we are so proud of you
we miss you
#rocket strong
stay safe
rockets always find a way

we love our teachers
we miss you
can we come back yet?
future schmitt rocket
we miss school
go rockets

this is not how it is supposed to be
our hallways are silent
yet our streets are full of families
waiting to get a glimpse 
of their teachers driving by

we are full of hope
yet full of sorrow
my heart did not realize the longing
until i saw your faces, smiles
i miss you
when can we be together again?
august is too far away
and dare i say later?

2 thoughts on “Pandemic Parade

  1. It’s hard to think about the loss of school time and relationships; however, the hardest part may be putting closure on a year that has moved into a virtual reality where the reality for each child is SO SO different.

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  2. You dare say later… Honestly, I think we will have some interruptions to the 2020-21 school year. IF we start back in August, then I surely think we’re going to see some extended time off between the start of the next school year and the time a vaccine comes out. {Sigh.}

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