Monday, September 3, 2007

My Last Offering Before School Starts...

Twas the night before the first day
of school, and I knew
that 5:30 would come early
(and it’d still be dark out, too.)

My teacher clothes were laid out
Right there in the closet.
My bank account lay empty,
Waiting for a deposit.

For it's off to the middle school
The good and the bad
The happy new 6th graders,
The 8th graders, glad
To be the top of the heap,
The leaders, the “cools,”
The biggest, wisest Raiders
In all of the school

And I with my pencils,
My referrals and computer
Preparing my room,
Getting ready to tutor.
Have said goodbye to my summer,
So short and so sweet
So filled with adventure
And sun-kissed bare feet.

I’m bummed, but the reason
I don’t need to show it,
Is that summer will be here,
Before we all know it.

So it’s off to bed,
So tomorrow, I glow
Secure in the knowledge that
We’ve only 180 days to go!


  1. I am jealous... either you can just whip out a great poem in 5 minutes, or you have tons of extra time on your hands (on the eve of the 1st day of school!). Either way, you suck. : )

  2. Honestly, it took at least 10. Writing is one thing i LOVE to do. Writing when I'm stressed is a lovely diversion. Thanks for the LOL (that helps, too!)


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