DAYDREAMS SCHOOL AND BOOKS By Robert Hewett Sr.

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DAYDREAMS, SCHOOL AND BOOKS

“Isn’t it a shame that we have to go to school?

And learn all those things that are not really cool.

Why should all my time be spent in books and tests?

When I would rather just dream right here and rest”.


“Yes Miss Teacher I did hear every word,

But you scared me and I forgot what I heard.

Just give me a moment to gather my senses

And I will answer the quiz without any misses”.


“You want my mother to come and talk to you?

She is very busy with my brother who’s two.

Maybe I could get my dad to come instead,

He hasn’t been here lately and he is well read”.


“Oh Miss Teacher I know that it’s plain to see

Asking my mother to come is hard for me.

Another chance is all I need to do better

No more dreaming and I will be a go-getter”.

“What’s that Miss Teacher, did you just call on me?

I was listening, but I was hoping to see

The mockingbird that is singing in that tree.

Oh, by the way, my mom will be here at three”.

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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

This poem was written for Tiffany, a friend's daughter, who I guess is about 27 years of age now. I wrote 9 poems for her the night before her 9th birthday. I will post some more.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Robert, that is wonderful.. and so true, especially when you are young. Well done!


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thankyou very much Tammy I was a good student at that age but I have to admit to being an avid daydreamer too. Robert


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Escapism...I do it with housework.

I am voting this funny. It's not really funny but it gave me a smile.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

You got it just right Ann, it is meant to bring a smile to the reader's face, either at the plight of the child, or from memories brought back to the reader. Bob


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

Prov. 4:13 - Education is life, guard it well...The love of education must be instilled in the children's minds and not us a sort of escape by the parents...they can't take their responsibilities and hand it over to the teachers...sigh...

This is a great poem Robert...an eye opener...


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Raci, you always leave such insightful comments. Robert


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

This poem shows the reality behind our stereotypical education system. Such a deep message in such simple words. Voted up.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

What great feeling you have Senoritaa and your love for children and their education shows in your comment. Thank you. Robert

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