Getting started today is going to take some muscles,
like the kind you need to get through a triathlon.
Getting started today is going to take some heart,
like crawling on your knees to the top of Mt. Everest.
Getting started today is going to take a miracle,
like a bunch of miracles all tied together.
How on earth am I going to do this?
Dig deep and keep moving forward.
By Gaby, 5th grade
Mondays make my head spin
I keep thinking where did my weekend go
It flew like a bird right out the door
And now it’s time to get ready
to go to school
I’ve got a test in math today and a paper due on Tuesday
That means a late night studying
Mondays put a frown on my face
I prefer Fridays and Saturdays
Not Mondays when my head is spinning
By Joannah, 8th grade
You’re ready for
school but you still
have 30 more minutes
left so you lie down
on the couch or sit.
It is the longest
30 minutes of your life.
is like homemade
play dough – you don’t
really know what
to do with it and
it takes forever
to wash off.
By Philip, 4th grade
[photo by ktragirl via flickr]
Originally published on May 18, 2009
This poem is featured as part of the 2009 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by WITS that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click on the logo to the left to learn more.