White T-shirts are dishwater-grey
Trouser legs too short
I am feeling tired and rather tense
The kids are overwrought
The book bags got a hole in it
The shoes are not much better
What’s the time of the school trip?
Where’s the flaming letter?
Sports day’s in 5 minutes
The disco is tonight
I’ve got assemblies, awards, a pirate’s ball
To fit in by Tuesday night
A high point was the school report,
As was parent’s evening
Although how many reports our theirestate,
“Your child’s no hope, I’m glad he’s leaving”.
The boys count down in seconds
To when this term will end
And in about three weeks, I’ll count down the days
’til we start back at school, again.