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What happened to hopscotch?

Kimberlee Tompkins

Posted on November 26 2019

Inspired by the current state of our public school system,

Written by Kim Tompkins, owner of Three Sisters Herbals.


What happened to hopscotch?

There was rolling skating in the street.
Rainy days spent making mud pies. 
And hopscotch. 
Oh, how I loved hopscotch.
Bright and colorful squares carefully drawn on broken sidewalks. 
And just the right stone. 
Ponytails bouncing, sun shining down on our innocent fun. 
What happened to hopscotch?

Today’s lockdown drills and mass shootings. 
There is fear and darkness. 
Words you can not say. 
Thoughts you’re afraid to even think. 
Anger, rage, self-hatred and unjustified loathing of others. 
Kids learn to escape schools during a shooting. 
And the sun still shines. 
Ponytails bouncing as they run. 
Innocence... there is none.

What happened to hopscotch?






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About: Kim is a momma, wife and small business owner. 
She lives with her family in Duchess County, NY, where she enjoys her rescue dog, bunnies and hamsters. And her daughter's cat... Grand Kitty.
Her family loves camping, gardening, hiking, geocaching, and all things outdoors.
She is the owner/creator of Three Sisters Herbals, LLC., which she affectionately calls “her other baby”. 
TSH is the same age as her youngest human baby, and they are all growing up together.


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    • Donna: November 30, 2019

      Very powerful. Thanks for sharing.

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