Thursday, June 24, 2010

All's Quiet on the Western Front

Last Day of School

I'm riffing on Prompt #2 from Mama Kat today: Write a poem about a picture.

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'twas the last day of school and
all thru the halls
fairly few
cherubs were stirring~
we wouldn't see them 'til Fall

Most students were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of
pool-time danced in their heads
And I in my classroom, still packing up crap
had just settled my thoughts on a long Summer’s nap

When on out in the lot there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my desk to see what was the matter.
Away to
the window I flew like a flash
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The sun on the lot where once there had been snow
Gave the lustre of desert to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a horde full of cherubs, with eyes oh, so clear.

They screamed and they cackled, with voices so quick
I knew in a moment it wasn't
St Nick.
More rapid than eagles down the hall they came,
And they whistled, and shouted, and called me by name

"Now, Mrs. Scribe! Our teacher! Our parents so lame,
have sent us today because we need to claim
our grades for the year, now please don't be too slow,
for we have things to do, and get ready to go!"

I spoke not a word, but went straight to my work,
doling out A's, and some B's & a D to one jerk.
Some giggled and thanked me with bounty quite nice;
I'll be using those
Starbucks cards in more than a trice.

I turned on my screen, to read them their grades
(In the electronic era, so many
technological aids
And I heard them exclaim, as they drove out of sight,
"Have a great one, y'all, and to all a good night! "

With apologies to Clement Moore, who penned the original in 1823.


Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Welcome to summer Scribe!

Vodka Logic said...

Very good...

Kcalpesh said...

Got to say, that's an entertaining poem!!!

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Cheryl said...

Nice thievery on your part. It raced right along. Woohoo! You're out and OBX are calling your name.

Belle's Butterfly said...

That was a cute poem. Enjoy your summer vaca!

Amy said...

Happy summer! (Also, good news on ye olde Facebook this morning!)

paige said...

I love this! Well done. ;)

Tracy P. said...

Great job! Now hurry up and enjoy your summer, right? :-)

blueviolet said...

Woohoo! Time for summer!

Jeanie said...

A poet, an do it all Mrs. Scribe. In the grade department I would give you an A on this one. Enjoy summer.

Regina said...

Great one! Enjoy summertime.

faerwillow said...

~each day that you have upon your hands...savor the quiet, fill your days with only blissful moments and soak up all the warmth that surrounds you...deserving of such are you...i admire the work of a teacher and rest now you shall recieve! l♥ved the poem...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

yonca said...

Great job! Enjoy your summer break!
Yay for SUMMER:)))

Ruthibelle said...

oh happy summer days!

Sarah said...

They couldn't wait for the report cards to arrive huh?

Debbie said...

How fun!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy summer.

Andrea said...

Yeah for summer! What a great poem!

Kristin said...

There is nothing quite like that summertime feeling. Just ask Will Smith.

Tracie said...

Love your poem! Happy summer! I know you're ready for the break. :)

Christy (Columbia Lily) said...

yeah!!! It's finally summer!!! welcome to the bright side!

Susie said...

Well written!

Tara R. said...

May your summer be peace and quiet!


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