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
Three assemblies, and a pirate’s ball
To attend by Tuesday night
We got a glowing school report,
And a lovely parent’s evening
Although I’m not sure they’d dare to say
“We’re glad your child is leaving”.
The boys count down in seconds
To when this term will end
And in three weeks time, I’ll count the days
’til I can send them back again