NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-two – Ae Freslighe

Fourth Quarter Blues


School days often zip by fast
Report cards a student’s woe
Fourth quarter will whip my class
Who has time to lament so?


April we are taught to rhyme
Writing poetry in verse
My attempt is thought no crime
Could this poem have been worse?


With only one verse to go
The teacher hands out cool praise
Causing some to curse blue though
Perhaps there are good school days?


NaPoWriMo Prompt – And now for our (optional) prompt! Today, I challenge you to write a poem for children. This could be in the style of a nursery rhyme, or take a cue from Edward Lear or Shel Silverstein. It could rhyme — or not. It could be short — or not. Happy writing!

Summer Vacation is only a month away!  Rachael’s last day of school is May 16th! Gretchen’s is the 23rd! We are in the fourth quarter blues – WAY TOO MANY projects due.  Good grief someone turn off my rhyme!  This is an old poem I reworked to fit the end of the school year and napowrimo.  I hope there are English teachers out there teaching poetry this month.


On another note, I have sweet chocolate truffles to reward me for all my April rhyming.  Thanks to @tspoetry I won Hebert Candies and they are YUMMY.  Check out Love, Etc. over on the tspoetry website.