Endless Summer

Six o’clock

Sun comes up

Noise downstairs

(Child breaks cup)

Footsteps thump on creaking stair

Are we nearly, nearly, there?

 

Eight o’clock

Breakfast time

Table filthy

(Last night’s grime)

Children fight for favourite chair

Are we nearly, nearly, there?

 

Ten o’clock

Still not dressed

No clean socks

Can’t find vest

Not a thing they want to wear

Are we nearly, nearly, there?

 

Twelve o’clock

Tummies rumbling

WE’RE ALL STARVING!

Shouts and grumbling

Fed on toast as cupboards bare

Are we nearly, nearly, there?

 

Two o’clock

Want ice cream

Go to park

Children scream

Other parents stop and stare

Are we nearly, nearly, there?

 

Four o’clock

Patience gone

Children squabbling

TV on

Hate that programme! IT’S NOT FAIR!

Are we nearly, nearly, there?

 

Six o’clock

Time for tea

Won’t eat pasta

(Touching pea)

SHE’S A COW SHE PULLED MY HAIR

Are we nearly, nearly, there?

 

Eight o’clock

Not asleep

Trampolining

Watch me leap!

Go on hunt for long-lost bear

Are we nearly, nearly, there?

 

Ten o’clock

Take off shoes

Open fridge

Find the booze

Slump at last in comfy chair

Are we nearly, nearly…zzz.

 

 

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5 Comments to “Endless Summer”

  1. Oh my, ‘touching pea’ … this is a beautiful thing this poem.

  2. Love this. Thanks 🙂

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