The First Day of School
Will they let me go when I need to go to the bathroom?
And what if I get lost on my way back to class?
And what if all of the other kids are a hundred, a thousand,
a million times smarter than I am?
And what if we have a spelling test, or a reading test, or an...
Anything test, and I'm the only person who doesn't pass?
And what if my teacher decides that she doesn't like me?
And what if, all of a sudden, a tooth gets loose?
And what if I can't find my lunch, or sit on my lunch,
Or I (oops!) drop my lunch down someplace like the toilet?
Will they let me starve or will somebody lend me a sandwich?
A cookie? A cracker? An apple? Some juice?
And what if they say, "Do this," and I don't understand them?
And what if there's teams, and nobody picks me to play?
And what if I took off my sneakers, and also my socks,
And also my jeans, my sweatshirt, and T-shirt
And started the first day of school on the second day?
:) Judith Viorst (:
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