I ran across the classroom,
everyone’s eyelids hiding wild playful dreams.
Everyone but me that is!
My teachers call and run after me,
and I think it’s a game.
I imagine I am in a cane field,
playing with the children of course.
A sudden rough touch ended my fantasy,
and sadly brought me back to reality.
It’s every child’s favourite time of day,
all but one!
I love the adventure, the thrill of the wind in my hair.
I’m not mischievous,
just a little playful.
but very adventurous .
A pirate upon the open seas,
might be the adventure tomorrow.
Maybe a ballerina, or singer on a big stage,
singing a song with Dora for mommy and daddy.
Oh! Snack time! My favourite time of day.
Bananas, apples, gummy worms,
wash my hands then back to play.
Home, sweet home,
greeted with a mother’s smile.
Sweet big sister, with gentle eyes,
ok, maybe sometimes she’s not very nice.
Country life, with chicken and pigs,
corn, sweet potato
and my favourite cane.
It’s fun being a two year old,
no homework or chores.
Just naps, food and fun,
in the Antigua sun.
Wow! It’s hot, as I start a new day,
of mischief and excitement of my preschool days.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Seventeen year old Ardis Lavelle is an Antigua State College student. She’s third placed in the 13 to 17 age category (literary arts) 2011, the same year she also made the finals of the Antigua Sailing Week art competition.
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