A prompt from Magpie Tales for this week....
There was always a room set aside for our lunches.
We sat in the desks and we opened our boxes.
Mine was predictable ever so boring...
Her’s was always really exciting.
Her mother made savoury “rice mould” with mayo.
While mine only gave me ham sandwich…
I longed to share her lunch and
Sidled closer to her seat.
I made some small remarks at
Just how good it looked to eat.
But she sat placid and ate her way through it.
And I was left sitting with nothing to do but
Eat the ham sandwich with the mustard to taste
And long for a mum with less money to waste.
For the truth of the matter is now plain to see
There was rice for that girl but roast ham for me.
Yet I Ionged to share her lunch
Slid ever closer to her tin.
And made some little comments
On the rice grains on her chin!
She never weakened!
So many thanks for Magpie Tales this week ...it brought back old school memories and made a bit of sense of how envious I was!