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In Canada, this is the last weekend before most students and teachers go back to school. Best wishes to all here and everywhere!

Back to School

Summer is ending
As must be the rule.
September is sending
Children back to their school.
Memories of August
With games on the beach,
And fun under sunburst
Only nature can teach.
It's time to gather
Pens, erasers and books;
Though most would rather
Concentrate on their looks.
Today's Labour Day;
Back to school tomorrow.
"When's the next holiday?"
School folks ask with sorrow.
It is time for bed
But sleep will not come.
Thoughts of what lies ahead
Is too much for some:

"I wonder who'll be
My teacher this year.
Will it be Willoughby
Or pretty Miss Goodyear?"
"I hope Neve and I
Are in the same class.
But I know I won't die
As long as I pass."
"I just know that this year
I'll improve in French.
I'll 'get into gear';
Not just 'sit on the bench'".
When sleep comes at last,
Night is almost gone.
The die has been cast;
Nothing stops the dawn.
Your school is all set
To welcome you back.
There's no need to fret;
You're on the right track.


© Copyright 2007 Regis Auffray


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Reviewed by lois christensen
I will read this one to my great grandson, I'm sure he'll get something out of it, he loves to learn. I can relate in that I always wondered if my best friend would be in my same claases, etc. My 2nd oldest grandson, always counts the days from the time he gets out of school to tell me how many days til school starts. I think the kids get bored and really do look forward to another school year.
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo
Wonderfully sweet poem. It was a treat to read. Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by JMS Bell
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi
A very beautiful and sweet poem. Really enjoyed this poem full of heart and smiling wisdom.
Reviewed by Morgan McFinn

Another good one, Regis. Loved the bit about more concerned with their looks than their books. Ain't that the truth!!!
Reviewed by Rozzy Diouf
Wow! awesome! Keep writing
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald
very nicely done Regis
Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger
nice warmth toward students Reg. Love, Mary
Reviewed by Inspire Hope
I love this poem Regis! Very inspiring! This poem will be around for generations! Thanks for sharing and caring! Keep on writing Regis!

Much Love,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
Ahh, brings back so many memories of summer vacations and the little bit of excitement toward the end of going back to school to see your old friends again. Nicely captured! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Elizabeth Hobbs
Hi Regis
My grandchildren are being home schooled since the beginning of this year. They miss so much by not being at school, but then again, they also gain a lot. These days there are so many choices. This is a simple, lovely poem. Thanks, Liz
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver
This one hits me like a ton of bricks. I have to go back to school August 13th. No more all day to spend writing ,so i can post on AD. I am already blue thinking about it.
Reviewed by Michelle Mead
This is excellent, another I would love to publish in WHIMSY. michelle
Reviewed by c lea harris
so cute, I am taking online classes, my friend's kinda get upset with me, for I so no, on going out with me, gotta go home, I say, get my homework done, there's time later to go to social places, I've spent my life enough in them, there's nothing there, no degree, only time wasted, so when I am out fighting crime, you'll still be here, wondering why you didn't do the same, going back to school, it's challenging at my age, should have done it years ago, but the important thing is, now i am doing it, and feel good about it, there's no place like going home and going to school, even though it's on line classes, it's not easy, but it's going to worth it, in the end.
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Back to school. It is a season all its own you know! I like this write. A great poem to share with your children or grandchildren. Jon Michael Willey
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
Reading this brought those worrisome days back to mind. You've captured the student's anxiety perfectly. Great poem! ~Sheila
Reviewed by Charlie
Great ditty to read just now--getting all settled in, and it all seems so hum-drum. I shake my head, square my shoulders and take a fresh attitude with me out the door.--Charlie
Reviewed by Virginia Tolles
Oh! Did that ever conjure up some old, bittersweet memories!
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
LOve this poem Reg!
Much to appreciate, going back to school!
Love and Hugs, A Happy School Bus Driver! PeACE, Love, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox

STay Positive! Happy and STrong!
P.S. I didn't sleep through the night, going back myself! You hit the target the why Reg. The NOT KNowing... got me stirring...All is well with the world (of school) now.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Yeah you ppl have all summer for holidays, as is in the US too, but we have our kids Holidays all split up right through the year, and they spend the worst season of all,FEB starting back!! In the heat of 42c, dosent seem logical to me.
But that's downunder for yah.
:) Ch'erie
Reviewed by Cynth'ya
Strange knowing there are SOME countries out there that let kids and grand/parents and friends enjoy some time together. Here in the states, they think August is the prime time to re-attend classes. Perhaps that's why so much ADHD here? When my business moves into Canada in January 2008 I am DEFINITELY going to look forward to meeting you kind sir. The spouse retires from teaching and we get to travel to people we always wish we could meet, many here on authors den. blessin's,
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Fantastic! Makes you want to run out and buy notebook paper and Ticonderogs #2's. For the longest time, depression hit me around Labor Day. Something is wrong, I would think. Oh. 'Everybody' is going back to school. Going to miss the whole thing ! I didn't always enjoy school, but it was such a big part of our lives, wasn't it.

All that said, you are so right about nature. There are people who want us to think that all education takes place at school. How wrong can they get? Personally, I wish the three-month summer vacation would be reinstated. Be better for teachers, as well as students-?

Thank you for sharing this. For all that you are and all that you do and all that you will become, Sir Auffray.

Reviewed by Kathryn Collins
Reg --

This is such a gem, in fact I have butterflies and I'm not even going back. Love "when's the next holiday.

Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Lovely Regis! How we wish that summer break would never end...So far the first couple of weeks back in school were great here. Wishing the same to all back-to-schoolers along with you.
Reviewed by Mary Coe
I loved it. Very nice.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
You are on the right track with this one, Reg. Sums up going back to school.

Reviewed by Rose Loya
Both my girls just started again....cycle in, cycle out....

a very good friend of mine, (and my brother) and teachers, I especially love the stories I hear about the younger ones, but the ones about the older ones are just as good,(from my brother)but those ones tug on my heart a little more... FUN write!.....Rose
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan
I remember when school began after labor day, Reg, and families were able to share that last hoilday weekend in anticipation exactly as you describe it. I also remember the excitement of new school supplies and seeing friends again and hoping I would be in the same room with my best ones. You've taken me back to so many little girl memories with this one Regis...think I;ll stay there for just a while and remember.
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce

This is so cute! I love the picture and the poem.

Sandie Angel :o)

Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
How did I miss this beauty? You have written one for the ages.
Reviewed by Butch Howard
Regis, this is excellent! It should be printed in every newspaper in Canada and the U.S. It is a wonderful piece of encouragement fo students to have no fear and to remain on the "right track." (I'm just glad I don't have to go back. I'd rather go to work!)
~Butch Howard
Reviewed by David Young
Enjoyed the memory this created from my youth.
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer
Dearest Regis
Great poem taking me back to school days! As Kate said..nostalgic!
I was recently given a Inukshuk!! A symbolic stone figure in Canada indicating you're on the right track!! A sign we both are too!!
Great timing for your poem my Canadian friend!
Love, Suzie :-D
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
REGIS!! This is totally delightful... makes me both nostalgic and yet wishing also I was set to join a new class this autumn. Brilliant capture of the myriad preoccupations of every young/old student/parent and teacher's mind. Youth, anticipation and hopeful resolution springs from the page and bounces us with verve and renewed energies into the newness that Autumn brings. Wish you'd been MY teacher! :)) Love, Safe-and-sound Kate xx
Reviewed by Morning Star
It's all coming back to me now

Your words just opened a closet filled with

Great memories of back to School!!

Beautifully written view of thoughts

Great tone and vividness beautiful write

Keep up that flooooooow!!

Love Peace and many Hugsssss.....Yolie
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
lol. All so true, all so true. Liz
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Regis I remember all too well what your words are saying and I am sure the kids today are feeling the same. Thanks for sharing.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
I can remember not being able to sleep the night before school started...You expressed many a worry and the reasoning behind it very well Reg~
Mine are all back now too! Yipee!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
Wonderful poem vividly expresing the fears and challenges of going back to school while at the sane time injecting courage ahd hope into the souls of the students by saying:

Your school is all set
To welcome you back.
There's no need to fret;
You're on the right track.

Thanks dear Regis as usual I enjoy your works.

Reviewed by jude forese
i think parents are looking more forward to school's return than the children do ;) nice one, Regis ...
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
Our schools have been in session since the 7th of August... loved this piece Regis!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Oh damn, that means school bus'es are back on the road...oh happy days...Ed ;)
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle
The last verse sums up the beginning of the school year, regardless of when or where school starts..... "There's no need to fret; you're on the right track." The new school year allows for a fresh start. A wise and timely write and I, too, wish all of the schoolchildren the best, this coming school year and always.

An excellent piece, Regis.

Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
I for one never wanted to return back to school, but my children are looking forward to it. Where did the summer go to? love Holly
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough
I'm back at school taking on-line classes. It isn't as easy as you would think. But in 4 more months, I'll have my Associates Degree in Information Technology. School isn't just for the young as this Nana can prove.
Love the write!
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
Hey Reg! I am back! Yea! After getting out of
the hospital, my computer had to go to the repair shop as well!
I did not have my computer for 8 whole days! Yikes!

Wonderful poem for teachers and students!
Nice flowing rhythym to it.
Love ya!
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
very cute. Lady J
Reviewed by Dolores Dawes
I know some kids who can really benefit from reading this one. I love inspirational, poetic pep-talk. Thanks Regis!
Reviewed by Maria Charlotte
The leaves are falling
One by one.
Summer's over
School's begun!

Great write dear Reg!
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
I liked the light verse offered in this timely write......M ,, PS I'M glad school has started again!.......M
Reviewed by Richard Hiebner
My lil girl started this year and it has been so easy for her to cope but I will admit it has been hard for me. Especially when at five she is talking about her boyfriends. Thank heavens I have my Sword. :)

Nice write

Reviewed by Patricia Bankhead (Reader)
This is my son's first year in school.
The first week was tough but now he
loves school more than staying home with me.

Cute write...enjoyed!

Reviewed by John Leko
Memories thoughts...sometimes I did fret...about my return to the new school year at hand. And that morning did come to soon. Enjoyable write...
Reviewed by RaeLynn Teller
Out here in the desert we start in mid-August so the kiddos can be out in May before the heat of the summer. We just went through this and you captured it well.
Thanks for visiting.
Reviewed by J. Pajot
Good write, Reg. Remember those days (though they are long past)...I could not sleep that first night, either...worrying and wondering...and lamenting freedoms read, thanks much...
Be well, be happy,
Reviewed by Aberjhani
A warm and inspiring start to what hopefully will be a memorable year of positive growth and learning for many.

Reviewed by Lynn Barry
Playful and insightful...I like this one. HUGS
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
I just loved this Back to School poem..Ya has to remind me? lol
I am a teacher, college level, and I can so relate to this poem whole heartedly...Very well done and very entertaining along the way!
Have a great weekend, and enjoy this beautiful weather.
Peace, Love, and Light,
Reviewed by George Thompson
Education makes one wiser. Good write that should be read in classes so students will understand the importance of being there.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Good luck with the new we a 3/4 away..then it will be our summer holiday!!

Teach them well Regis...and thumbs UP!!!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Randall Barfield
Sometimes school seems to all of us a necessary evil, like insurance, but what would we do without it? Not everyone has the discipline to study by computer or 'home-schooling', right? Fun read.
Reviewed by L Hippler
Great poem, Regis. You've really captured that "September, back to school" feeling.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
...and momma will get a little respite and some well deserved cup of java with her feet up and no care in the world...for a few minutes that is.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
Loved this my friend, only wish that our summer would've lasted until this weekend! We returned to school on August the first! But all is well, we've got one month behind us and a four day weekend this week! Your poem is perfect, describes the anxiety of a child as well as teachers the night before the first day of school! No matter how many years we have under our belt as students or teachers the night before opening day is a long one! Enjoyed this my friend!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen
this is sweet, Regis~ it flows well and offers a sense of calm~
Reviewed by chris stienstra
Memories, memories.....
We still had slate for black boards back in my day! Carbon dating myself again! I enjoyed this Regis, and, wonder if Janelle is fiction or memeory? (chuckle)
Best regards,
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
This brings back memories. You've certainly characterized some of the thoughts that must go through many young heads. Nice poem.
Reviewed by Ted Bossis
This is indeed a flashback for most & Very well done - -{All love good} ^Ted^
Reviewed by twinklewrites at her desk (Reader)
sweet write...enjoyed the read...Hugs and Love, Peggy
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
such anticipation--i am a teacher and we have been back for two weeks already-three for us teachers! The students are always so excited to be back and share and compare school supplies, cloths etc-it is a wonderful time!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sweet write, mon ami, love the pic! Very well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, ton ami, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
I don't miss the shcool days..
Delightful write Regis...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
You took me back to when I was sending my boys back to school ,the memories wonderful to recall! Thank you Reg, and Happy teaching!;-)

Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
Boy, do I remember those feelings, seems like yesterday [I wish!].

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
So very precious! A fitting tribute to all who are returning to another new year of reading, writing, and arithmetic to name a few......

Be safe,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

...And you move to the head of the class. :) Well done, mon ami.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by George Carroll
A sure fire ode to those back to school blues.
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Well done regis
wish I was going back to school

Reviewed by Ann Marquette
well done and very sweet...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Cute poem.
Most of the kids here in AZ already began school a few weeks ago.

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
Yes, I've read some of your comments from your past students on served the education system well,, let's crank Alice Cooper's School's Out For the Summer! And Pink Floyd's The Wall! Rock with me, Reg! Let's watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off and St. Elmo's Fire...To Sir, With Love...In vino veritas cherchez la femme! Cheers.

Love Always,
Reviewed by Stan Grimes
Brings back memories. Enjoyed this one very much.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Enjoyed this, Reg. Isn't life funny. When I was going to school I couldn't wait for summer vacation, then near its end I was hopping around like crazy wanting to see my old classmates . . . It didn't take but about two weeks for me to start wishing for summer vacation again, however . . .
Reviewed by Jean Pike
Cute, Reg. And as an educator, I must say, the summer has gone by MUCH too fast, as they always do. This will be a year of challenges not only for me, but for my boy, who will be entering (gulp) high school this year!
I enjoyed this!
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