School Poem For Kids

Getting Up Mornings For School

My youngest grandson was always struggling to get up during week to catch the school bus, so I wrote him this poem to encourage him.

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How many times have we all woken in the morning and felt that lovely warm cosy feeling of being snuggled up safely in our bed, and rather not get up and face the cold harsh real world?

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Paul L. Kennedy © more by Paul L. Kennedy

Published: January 2020

Oh, please let me have another half hour in bed.
It feels like the pillow is stuck to my head.

I'm cozy and I'm warm and my dreams are all nice.
I don't want to face a day of frost and of ice,

My eyes keep on closing, my brain's in a fuzz.
If I don't get up soon, I'll miss the school bus.

Why is the best sleep when it's time to arise?
I only wish now I could open my eyes.

I'm drifting again; the world's going dim;
it's the Land of Nod that I'm entering in.

Then suddenly I'm awake, with a start and a jump.
I say to myself you are a great chump.

School is no-go, at least for today.
Why is that so? Because it's Saturday-hooray.

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ABOUT THE POET:

I didn’t realise what worldwide talent was out there until I stumbled on this very good website. I’ve always loved writing poetry and am inspired by some really mundane things in life and at other times very serious things and situations. Poetry can be funny and sad and can reflect the inner feelings of the poet and invoke those same emotions...

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  • Kumari Weerasooriya by Kumari Weerasooriya
  • 2 years ago

The poem is a play on the feelings of children. It is very interesting. Not only children, but we adults too are sometimes reluctant to get up in the cold morning. The poem took me back to my childhood.

How many times have we all woken in the morning and felt that lovely warm cosy feeling of being snuggled up safely in our bed, and rather not get up and face the cold harsh real world?

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