Saturday September 5th, 2009

The exercise:

Today's topic for our four line poems: back to school.

Sorry Kat.

Mine:

Summer's quickly running out of time,
The days are growing so much shorter;
Can you hear the kids cry, scream, and whine?
Maybe we should head for the border...

3 Comments:

g2 (la pianista irlandesa) said...

Ay, like you need to remind me... Although, I'm not really complaining, I'm actually quite ready to get back into the swing of things. I have a number of awesome classes to dive into, so there's a great deal of psych-age-ment there... sure, there's the onslaught of applications and paperwork and what-not that's unavoidable in senior year, but it'll all be good, I know it.
- - - - -
My brother is nervous 'bout mid-school
Though I keep telling him it's all cool
He just wants to hide, but I know he'll do fine.
His readiness, it's an unwritten rule!
- - - - -
He's partly convinced the middle school is out to get him, and that there's a middle school mafia. I've assured him that there's no such thing and that he'll do fine. If I survived it, he can too.

Greg said...

Are there no classes that the teacher actually looks forward to teaching again then? I imagine they're fairly rare, but I have to hope that there's one or two of them. Actually, thinking back, I suspect there are mostly pupils that teachers find interesting enough to want to teach again. Ah well.

I wear the grey uniform that kills my happy smile,
I sit at the table eating toast and gruel,
I pack my bag and start to walk that long mile,
It's time to go back to school.

Marc said...

g2 - it's always easier when you have a class or two to look forward to, glad to hear that's the case with you.

Starting in a new school, at the bottom of the grade rung, is always hard. I'm sure he'll be fine though :)

Greg - I think it really depends on the class composition. Kat likes teaching but it only takes a couple idiots with attitude to sour her on a class as a whole.

I think your poem perfectly suits the end of summer for most kids :)