Tuesday, 6 September 2016

A poem to my daughter on her first day of school

Izzie started school today and we all managed to get through it without any tears - hooray! As Izzie LOVES to rhyme I wrote this for her. Another example of my very bad but love-filled poetry!

The day has come, it’s finally here,
The wait is over, the school gate is near.
Over-sized uniform, navy blue,
Looking so grown up, is it really you?

Almost five, a baby no more,
Excited yet anxious, we open the door,
Book bag in hand, we step in together,
Side by side, a moment to treasure.

A quick kiss and a cuddle as we say goodbye.
I quickly head home and try not to cry.
For I could not be prouder of you,
All that you are and all that you do.

Independent. Determined.  A right chatterbox.
My little genius in knee-high white socks.
I love you sweetie more than you’ll ever know,

But it’s your first day at school so off you must go.
(KE September 2016)

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  1. Oh starting school is such an emotional time - I had my first day at school last year. This is a lovely poem, emotion captured and evoking memories. I hope she has a good week next week, and you didn't cry too much (I did and mine is now in Year 1!!)

    1. Hope your little one is enjoying year one :) Izzie is getting on brilliantly but very tired!!

  2. Lovely poem. I hope she enjoyed her first week and has settled in. Oversized uniform. So true. #wotw

  3. Aww! Such a big moment....
    Lovely poem x

  4. Great poem. Hope she has a great academic year. #WotW

    1. I'm sure she will Helena - thank you :)

  5. Such a gorgeous poem, and photo! Glad it's going well x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    1. Thank you :) It is going very well - phew!

  6. That is so sweet!! :D My daughter started Y1 this year.

    Found you in #KCACOLS group

  7. Aww this is a lovely poem to mark the occasion. Hope she is enjoying school x

  8. Ah I know this feeling! Lovely poem which captures the emotion so well. xx #prose4t

  9. Ooh, that took me back three years to when my daughter went to school. Your poem says exactly what I thought and felt. Brilliant :) Prose4thought

  10. This is beautiful - what a lovely thing for your daughter to look back on too. Thank you so much for linking to Prose for Thought x