Summer Break is Almost Through

I'm a teacher, which means I get a couple of months off in the summer. Sometimes I spend my time wisely, but more often than not, the summer flies by and I have nothing to show for it.

That's when I sit down and try to come to terms with the fact that:

Summer Break is Almost Through

By Tracy Farr

Summer break is almost through.
And still there’s much I want to do
Before I head back to my 9 to 5.
I have a list, I’ll mark them off
As each one’s done. Now please, don’t scoff,
But here it is, I hope I will survive…

To:

Mow the yard, feed the goats,
Fix the roof, buy a boat,
Sail across the ocean to Japan.
Fly a kite, grill a steak,
Go jet-skiing on the lake,
Lie out in the sun and get a tan.

Paint the house, fix a drip,
Maybe even skinny dip.
On second thought, it’s probably best I don’t.
Walk a mile, maybe two,
Buy a house in Kathmandu
Or serenade my neighbors on trombone.

Juggle balls, eat a snake,
Learn to golf and not forsake
My banjo ‘cause I really like to play it.
Mashed Potato, Bunny Hop
Do the Tango, Cha-Cha-Cha,
Maybe learn to Moonwalk, or just fake it.

But like I said…

Summer break is almost through,
And oh, there’s so much left to do
Before I head back to my 9 to 5.
My list is long, I'll give you that,
But now it's time to swing the bat
And get it done, my friend. It's do or die!

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