‘Twas the night before school, when all thro’ the house,
Not a student was stirring, not even a mouse.
The backpacks were hung by the front door with care,
In hopes that the school bus would soon be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of science labs danc’d in their heads.
And Mama in her nightgown and I in my robe,
We prayed for our children and sat out their wardrobe.
Then, the alarm clock rang and made my heart flutter,
I sang in the kitchen while spreading the toast with butter.
Away to the kid’s room, I flew like a flash;
Dressed them in uniforms and to the bus we dashed.
The dawn on the horizon of the new fallen dew,
Gave a sparkle to the yellow paint that made it look new.
When what to my wondering eyes would appear,
But more small children ready to start the new school year.
To a little schoolhouse, so lively and warm.
The children arrived and were eager to perform
More rapid than cheetahs, the children flew
To the recess grounds to make friends anew.
The teachers smiled and called the children by name:
“Now Tommy, now Colin, now Marilyn, now Cain,
Follow Mrs. Smith down the hall to the end,
and wait for her instruction and help that she’ll lend.
The students were excited to learn and fly
When their teacher said, “the only limit is the sky.”
So up to the charts their growth was praised
And the students took pride in the success that they made.
Then in a twinkling the school bell rang,
The students loaded the buses and together they sang…
“School is my favorite place to be,
Because the teachers care about silly ol’ me.”