Poetry Friday: An Original Poem About the First Day of School (for a teacher)

When It’s the First Day of School

When it’s the first day of school, I’ll wake up before my alarm clock buzzes.

When it’s the first day of school, I’ll bounce out of bed instead of slamming-down on the snooze bar.

When it’s the first day of school, I’ll remove the tags from the new outfit I bought.

When it’s the first day of school, I’ll eat a large breakfast so my belly won’t growl.

When it’s the first day of school, I’ll slip my shoes on earlier than usual.

When it’s the first day of school, I’ll check myself out in the mirror many more times than necessary.

When it’s the first day of school, I’ll double-check that I have everything I need for the day.

When it’s the first day of school, I’ll leave my apartment earlier than any other day in the school year.

When it’s the first day of school, I’ll watch the clock as the last minutes of summer vacation pass by.

When it’s the first day of school, I’ll snap photographs of my classroom before the students arrive.

When it’s the first day of school, I’ll stand by the front door of my classroom ready to greet each child.

When it’s the first day of school, I’ll feel my nervousness slip away as the first day begins with my class.

–Stacey


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