Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Last Day of Summer

The Last Day of Summer

The streetlights flickered on at dusk

And on to home I slowly trudged.

I’d played all day out in the sun

And in the brook I’d dived and plunged.

I ran around, no cares at all,

Enjoying now last summer day

Before the next when school’d begin

And careless fun would go away.


Alas, a venture new’d begin.

I’d find my friends in classrooms now

Instead of in the streets with bikes,

But seeds of learning we would sow

With teacher’s help and guiding hand.

My time’d be spent with binders, books,

In study groups with all my friends,

And spending weekends at the brook.



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