Friday, August 19, 2016

Poetry Friday

“Dear students, the summer has ended.
The school year at last has begun.
But this year is totally different.
We’re going to only have fun.
“We won’t study any mathematics,
and recess will last all day long.
Instead of the pledge of allegiance,
we’ll belt out a rock-and-roll song.
“We’ll only play games in the classroom.
You’re welcome to bring in your toys.
It’s okay to run in the hallways.
It’s great if you make lots of noise.
“For homework, you’ll play your Nintendo.
You’ll have to watch lots of T.V.
For field trips we’ll go to the movies
and get lots of candy for free.
“The lunchroom will only serve chocolate
and triple fudge sundaes supreme.”
Yes, that’s what I heard from my teacher
before I woke up from my dream.
Kenn Nesbitt

There’s a new ME this year,
An on-time ME,
A clean-desk ME,
A first-to-hand-in-assignments ME,
A listens-in-class-to-the-teacher ME,
A teacher’s-pet-for-the-first-time-in-my-life ME,
An-always-willing-to-be-good-and help-out ME,
A dead-serious-get-the-work-done-and-hand-it-in
Before-it’s-due ME.
The problem is
The new ME
Is not like ME
At all.
Kalli Dakos

POETRY FRIDAY is at Dori Reads


Whispers from the Ridge said...

Perfect poems for heading back to school. Thanks for sharing, Carol!

Brenda at FriendlyFairyTales said...

LOL Love them both. Sadly, I was a teacher's pet. At least once. For a day.

Linda B said...

I'm glad you posted the Kenn Nesbit poem, have forgotten it. And that second one fits many, doesn't it? New year, new page, new me! Thanks, Carol!

Tara said...

Two wonderful poems with which to greet a new school year - thanks, Carol!

Violet N. said...

These are fun! Kenn Nesbit sure has a knack for getting the perfect surprise ending, doesn't he?

Mary Lee said...

Happy Back To School!! Hope your year is a dream, not waking up from one!!

Doraine said...

I hope your back to school days are as much fun as these poems. Wishing you dreams to dream.

Bridget Magee said...

Two great poems to start the new year! Thanks for sharing. =)