No School Today

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Trying to capture my son's feelings on day off from school!

No School Today

No School Today

Hooray, I say
I am so grateful and in every way
I want to get crazy
bake some cookies 
and wreck the house
I feel like I have been released
from a prison cell
only for a short spell
to take on the world
oh well
the freedom, on temporary
as I know, I must return
to carry a burden of books and learning
but for now let me run with wild abandon
upon the open spaces 
I will play from dawn 'til dusk
I will muss my hair
I will not bathe
I will not shave
I will definately not behave
I will not relinquish the time
Until I have explored 
every minute unconfined
-M. Jacobs

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icu2 commented on No School Today

01-22-2010

This is just darling, and I love it! I think you captured the essence of a child completely. Great job d!

Rhymer commented on No School Today

12-02-2009

A travel back in time. Snow days were rair but I remember how much I enjoyed the freedom.

danmartyjake1

12/21/2009

For sure, when a little one is around it turns our awareness back to that time and so It came out due my relationship with my dear little son. thanks for your share.

Artie commented on No School Today

09-13-2009

This really took me back in time. I remember how awesome snow days were - sitting by the radio waiting for our school to be announced. I still feel that way on holidays. 10 from me

danmartyjake1

12/02/2009

thanks Artie, having a child will keep you young in some ways and remind you of your youth. It's a special time.

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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