The desks are bare, supplies are gone.
No backpacks or lunchboxes to be found.
The board is wipe clean.
The calendar is blank.
No papers waiting in the cubbies.
No children giggling in the halls.
The flag is stored away.
The computers are shut down.
The walls bare.
No butterflies hanging from the ceiling.
The books gathering dust.
The teacher glances back as she shuts the door, remembering the fun times they had learning new things.
She turns away with tears in her eyes, love in her heart.
And another chapter closes.
Good-bye to the 2010-2011 school year.
You will be missed. But never forgotten.