Twas The Night Before School

Posted on September 7, 2017 under Storytelling with 5 comments

Getting ready for the first day of school


Twas the night before school and all through the house,

No lunches were packed, I felt like a louse.

The kids were excited, my nerves were quite shot,

I should have been cooler, but the temperature was hot.

The trip for groceries was a disaster in waiting,

The meltdown was gruesome, the lineups frustrating.

The clothes we had ordered, hadn’t arrived,

My cheery demeanor was all quite contrived.

The children were quite cranky, which wasn’t that nice,

And that’s when we discovered, a case of head lice.

I drove to the pharmacy , to purchase a kit,

In order to eradicate the unwelcome nits.

Now glue sticks, now scissors, now markers and stencils,

On notebooks, and crayons and bright colored pencils.

And what will I send for lunch on day one?

I haven’t a clue, maybe cheese in a bun.

A sleepless night, and a great deal of fuss.

Will they be on time to catch the bus?

You wave them off, with a tear in your eyes.

How day 1 will go is one big surprise.

Your exhaustion is total, there’s no way to fake it,

But you still drive to school just to be certain they make it.

The journey has started, it’s just me and you.

But what will you pack for their lunch on day 2?




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5 Responses to Twas The Night Before School

  1. Greg Albert says:

    Very Well put Len.Have a good day.

  2. Gloria Deon says:

    Love it Len !!! 🙂

  3. Anna Mac Donald says:

    Amazing.How do you do all you do?

  4. bill says:

    A poet as well !

  5. Sharon MacEachern says:

    So creative and entertaining!

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