By Phyllis (Starbird55@comcast.net)
Two-story houses lined both sides of the street,
Folks walked up and down the sidewalks their neighbors to greet.
Coal soot lay on top of the new fallen snow,
As children made their way to school with books in tow.
The weather was cold as the children's breath you could see,
And booted feet trudged along the walks making tracks much to their glee.
Birds hopped along looking for some crumbs,
And little hands in mittens were quite cold and numb.
Snowballs filled the air as romping boys did play,
And for their mischief after school they did stay.
The smell of wet wool filled the classroom air,
As children piled mittens on radiators pair after pair.
Shoes stuck in boots made the teacher grow tired,
But she never lost her patience or had to be fired.
At 3:15 the dismissal bell did ring,
And teacher all the mittens did bring.
Little feet donned boots once more,
And getting dressed was quite a chore.