‘Tis two o’clock!
Children pouring forth from school gates
Like jelly beans spilling out
In red, yellow, and lime green
Their moods reflecting
The day that’s been
Substitute who was mean
Math was exciting and nutrition?
Boring as lima bean
Pouring out unevenly, not one by one
Manners forgotten in
Eagerness to go home
Tiny jelly beans in red, yellow, green
Looking happy, grumpy, sad, and mean
There comes mine
In perfect aquamarine!
PS – I wrote this poem in the school parking lot as I was waiting
to pick up my daughter from Elementary School, several years ago.