"Just Looking Back"

I can still remember my school days
and the routine I went through
yet the resemblance to those days gone bye
today they are but few,
 
We used to wake up early
for the breakfast mom would prepare
she knew she didn't have to
but she showed her loving care.
 
Then we hurried up to get ready
for the bus coming down the hill
I never cared for busses then
and probably never will.
 
We made it to the school on time
with a little time to spare
yes then we sat in our assigned seats
so the teacher knew we were there.
 
At the end of the day when the bell did ring
we made our plans for home
now I had books and homework in my hands
but I was not alone.
 
Just as soon as I stepped off the bus
I started on my chores to do
for the most part there weren't many
yet at times they added a few.
 
In a short time we were called inside
for the evening meal was prepared
together by mother and father
still showing us they cared.
 
We all filled up rather quickly
and left the table one by one
there was no free time for fun and games
until our homework all was done.
 
Well nite time was upon us
and another day ahead
we said our prayers and got our hugs
then all did go to bed.
 
Now if this method was used today
school problems could be solved
hold back cell phones and video games
and let the parents get involved!

 

                         - Roy E. Schepp