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Off To School They Go
by Rose M Rideout

Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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So many little children are off to school today, lets pray it is a safe fun day for all.Here are two of our Grandchildren Freddy and Shelby and they sure look ready for their big day.

Off To School They Go
September 6, 2011
By Rose Marie Rideout


School goes back today,
I guess it’s plain to see,
The streets will be so quiet,
Not seen or heard by one kiddie.
Their books are all ready,
Their lunches packed to go,
For they’ll be so excited,
As off to school they go.

Mommies will be smiling,
A sigh of relief upon their face,
As each child will be running,
to the bus stop in a race.
You’ll see little Freddy
and Shelby will be in tow,
They’ll rush to meet their friends,
As off to school they go.

Some kiddies will be smiling,
Others will shed a tear,
For it will be their first day,
They’ll wander off in fear.
Little Krystal will have her first day,
Connor will show her all around,
They’ll meet to tell their stories,
Out on the big playground.

Brendon will be lonely,
As he waits at home alone,
While sissy Kaylee goes with friends
And he is left at home.
His day will surely come
He’ll have a book bag in tow,
Right now he has to watch ,
As off to school they go.



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Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 10/18/2011
lovely work
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 9/23/2011
I enjoyed this poem. It reminded me of when my own kids were young and were going to school....M
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 9/17/2011

The first day of school is always bittersweet. Rest, finally! But when it's their first day going on the bus, fear always hits. After that, thank God, peace for a while! The was so wonderfully written and expresses every mother's feelings, after a hard summer.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/12/2011
...the first day of school is simply magical in excitement..the school lunch boxes etc... :) adorable photo!
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 9/11/2011
Ah, Rose, beautifully writ. These are the days we would like
to relive. -gene.
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 9/11/2011
Great! I love this, Rose. I especially love the ending, with the little child who has to stay home watches their sibling go off to school.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 9/10/2011
I used to look forward to "back to school" time...guess I was odd, lol. This is a perfect tribute to all the kiddies and may they all be safe, God bless them. Absolutely beautiful children in your picture, Rose! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/9/2011
Perfectly apt and timely, Rose; and such a sweet photo to complement your verses. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/8/2011
awww... these two look more than ready... mine were mere babes in arms, I'm sure! :)) An anxious and weepy time for carers, but a brave new world for these young guns anxious to flit the nest... and so it continues... May they live, love and learn staying always safe and well. xx
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/8/2011
sweet children--so eager to learn!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/7/2011
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 9/6/2011
Oh, God, Rosie, it's been so long since I've seen my children off to school (my eldest child is 54) and my grandchildren live so far away but I do remember those exciting mornings of the first day... from the beginning till graduation. Great poem , my far northern friend; Markie
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/6/2011
Sweet write and what an adorable picture! Well done, Rose!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/6/2011
Excellant write Rose and I can believe how much they have grown, I saw Lilly and Patrick off to school this morning as well...Patricks first day so excited with his Transformer backpack and matching lunchbag.
Reviewed by Richard King 9/6/2011
Anna surely has her finger on the pulse this time around. Bet your grand kids will always treasure this one, Rose. I know mine have always gotten excited when a poem about them appears in one of my books.

This one is definitely a keeper. Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/6/2011
May not make their day, but it surely makes mine, except for the school buses on the road again...e
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/6/2011
Sweet tribute to your grandchildren who are off to school today, Rose...Bet they'd love to hear Grammie recite it to them!


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