Back to School Blues: A Poem

by ParentCo. September 14, 2015

(The first day of school has come and gone, but most parents will relate to "Back to School Blues," sent to us by the author Diana Whitney. "I love you so much now get on your way" is my new parenting mantra. Enjoy. - Edward Shepard)

Back to School Blues

Sad summer day, I lost my seven-year pen My neighbor’s fired up his ride-on mower again Roaring round in circles while the crickets keep time I got weeds in the garden and towels on the line Wish I could lace up my walkin shoes Got a bad case of the back to school blues Kids on the trampoline, kids on the porch Sisters fighting over tiny legos and such I’m frying quesadillas and picking curly kale Slouching to the box and waiting for the mail Wish I could lace up my walkin shoes Got a bad case of the back to school blues Dog days of August keep bringing me low Want that big yellow bus to rattle down my road Here’s your backpack, here’s your PB & J I love you so much now get on your way I’m ready to lace up my walkin shoes Got a bad case of the back to school blues Apples and peaches, pears and plums Orchard full of quiet, gonna get me some Maybe write a book or an email or two Let my chrysalis open into something new I’m stepping out in these walkin shoes Had a bad case of the back to school blues


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