Stephen Norwood - A Poem about the start of a new school year

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New School Year

New School Year

Now summer, it is over
With a school year to begin,
The children are excited
Whilst their teachers reach for gin.
But first there is an INSET
To ease the teachers in,
A chance to commiserate
The lack of lottery win.
Next day the staffroom chatter
Is disbelief that summer’s gone:
What happened to the holidays?
How long to the next one?
But the parents are so happy
Now their kids are finally back,
Six blessed hours of peace each day
From little Jill and little Jack.
Meanwhile the caretaker has been busy
Whilst the children were not there,
The gym floor’s been so polished
All are blinded by the glare.
But scuff free floors aren’t meant to last
At least not in a school,
For some it is a green light
To break the ‘no skid rule’.
So entering for assembly
And reminded not to speak,
Two hundred feet in brand new shoes
Go squeak squelch squeak squelch squeak.
And finally the head comes in
To do their welcome speech,
A list of things to do this year
Before next summer’s beach!

© Stephen Norwood 2019

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 New School Year Poem

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