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School’s Out For Summer

School’s out for summer
The kids are really glad
Grandma’s baking extra cakes
And smiles have replaced sad
As teacher’s get a well earnt break
And Mum and Dad get space
To not be rushed to fit it all
Into the big rat race

And road users say “Praise the Lord”
Until the schools go back
Cos they’ll get there in double time
With empty lanes and tracks
And shop keepers rub greedy mitts
Thinking of all the sales
As kids sprout through the summer months
And clothes depart their rails

So that by 1st September
When it’s time to return
Each child is cloaked in uniform
That says it’s time to learn
And also time to grow again
To have a chance to fit
Into the oversized jumper
And all other school kit

But for now let’s enjoy them
The holidays that is
Even though in a few short days
All will be in a tizz
With parents pulling out their hair
And cursing just how tough
It is to occupy young minds
Swearing they’ve had enough!

Summer Holidays

School’s out!  At last the holidays
But what is there to do?
So many hours to entertain
Amusement to imbue

To keep the children occupied
To save the words we fear
“I’m bored – there’s nothing good to do”
Those words heard year on year.

So fix a picnic, step on out
Into the countryside
Or park, the beach or open space
For more to do besides

Or kick a ball, or flop, relax
Just chill, or play, have fun
Perhaps go camping underneath
The stars – enjoy the sun!

Or maybe do some art and crafts
Museums – they’re often free
Or swimming, biking, taking in
A film that’s on TV

Or play a game – a board one! Yes?
To generate a smile
To keep the “I’m bored blues away”
At bay for a short while

School’s out.  At last the holidays
But what is there to do?
So many hours to entertain
Amusement to imbue

English: The beach at Old Hunstanton The beach...

English: The beach at Old Hunstanton The beach is empty even though it is mid-afternoon in July – but the school holidays haven’t started yet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Teenage Perception

Whatever can I do with them
They’re right out of control
I’ve tried to rant and tried to rave
I’ve tried to rock and roll
My character and even gone
Right down the silent line
But nothing seems to help them cope
And nothing’s ever fine.

They really are quiet difficult
Throughout these teenage years
What can I do? How can I help?
Perhaps they’ll turn to peers
And seek a little comfort from
Their baffling attitude
Oh the trials of adolescence –
Help me lift my parents’ mood