'Twas the Day School Began
'Twas the day school began, and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring, except for my mouse.
As I surfed the 'net and watched the soaps,
and outlined all my writing hopes.
The children were nestled all snug at their desks,
While teachers took roll call and talked about tests.
The stockings they sat in their hampers just waiting,
for someone to wash them but they weren't rating.
This day was for me, for writing and napping, and spending
uninterrupted time on the telephone yapping.
Before I knew it, the kids were returning,
telling me all about what they were learning.
But it's hard to be filled with too much sorrow
when I know it'll happen again, tomorrow!