October 22, 2011

Back to School Poem


When children come home at the end of the day,
The question they're asked as they scurry to play
Is, "Tell me what you did today?"
Perhaps the answer they give makes you sigh with dismay.
"Nothing, I did nothing today!"
Perhaps nothing means that I played with blocks,
Or counted to ten, or sorted some rocks.
Maybe I painted a picture of red and blue
Or heard a story of a mouse that flew.
Maybe I watched the gerbils eat today,
Or went outside on the swings to play.
Maybe today was the very first time
That my scissors follwed a very straight line
Maybe I lead a song from beginning to end,
Or played with a special brand new friend.

When you're in pre-kindergarten
And your heart has wings,
"Nothing" can mean so many things!

This was given to the parents on one of the first days my daughter was back to school. 
I especially like the last three lines.

We should all remember,
Once in a while,
That our hearts have wings, too!

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