First Day Back

White clouds on a sky of blue,
Green leaves against walls of grey,
A bird singing in a nearby tree
on a perfect spring day,

A bright sun shining above the roofs,
And a light breeze in the air,
as seven hundred boys in grey
return to sit and stare

at walls of yellow and boards of white,
chairs and desks of brown.
Some work hard while others think,
and others act the clown.

Not one admits that they’re glad to be back,
but their laughter proves otherwise.
Even as huge black clouds bring hailstones and rain
it’s great to be back with the boys.


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