Poignant and alone,

Swing’s quiet.  It’s late summer

And school has begun.

Weekly Haiku

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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19 Responses to VACATION’S OVER

  1. kiwinana says:

    Nice one, it sounds very lonely all day.
    Thanks for another interesting Haiku, appreciated.
    Hope you have a great week.

  2. Faye says:

    I think I rather like the idea that children here go to school during our Winter Spring but have long Summer holidays. I remember still the empty swing when school returned. Thanks.

    • oneta hayes says:

      An empty swing always seems lonely to me. My daddy made my swing hanging from a tree limb. He made tire swings too, but I don’t remember swinging in one of them. 😀

  3. thewayonline says:

    mine start back Thursday 😢 I relate to the feelings expressed in this very much so. First it’s empty swings, then bedrooms, then house.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Each stage takes leaves a hollow spot. It is doubly sad though if one has to return to the house because of misfortune. We learn to cope. My Granddaughters will be with me again tomorrow, last day before school starts for them. I won’t see them much for a while – at least not like in the summer. They are seven and nine; I have a few more years for them to want to spend time with me. Thanks for the comment.

      • thewayonline says:

        God bless you and your girls. My two oldest 21, and 19 are both left home. My two younger 13, 15 are just a few years behind them. I used to watch 4 little people go down to catch the bus. Then 3…now 2…this growing older stuff is for the birds 😂😂😂😂

  4. shoreacres says:

    I so wish the kids today had a full summer, like we used to — from Memorial Day to just after Labor Day. Of course, we had more to do than sit around the house with our gadgets and gizmos, so we made use of that time.

    Nice haiku!

    • oneta hayes says:

      A lot of school schedules are changing. Educationally I approve of year round schedules, but they do lack the anticipation of summer coming, and then the anxious wait to return. My 7 and 9 year old will be here tomorrow. Their mother is bringing stuff for them to decorate picture frames here. The are big enough to make that a fun thing to do. We will go to the library and probably eat at Chic-f… I the only person in the world who doesn’t know how to spell Chick-fil-A? Obviously I don’t go there much. Glad you liked my haiku. Thanks.

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