There’s only one thing for it
The children’s feet will have to go
For shoes and socks just cost so much
In the back to school big show!
And then there’s all the pencils,
Rulers, rubbers and much more
Oh goodness me, how much again?
No wonder I’m so poor!
On top of that the uniform!
And oh boy the price of it!
For trousers, blazers and a tie
Let alone the whole sports kit!
Not forgetting all the other bits
To write with or to read
Dear Lord, it’s never ending
How much more can one purse bleed!
But that’s state education
The one renowned for being free
I wouldn’t mind but here’s the thing
Money doesn’t grow on trees!