Patricia Grantham

Gold Star - 6,540 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Stay In School - Poem by Patricia Grantham

When all the children left for school
They went to learn the Golden Rule
Reading, writing and arithmetic
Studying hard to make things stick

The clock struck twelve it was time for lunch
Some played alone others went with the bunch
They could swing, run or ride on the pulley
There was no time left to act like the bully

Waiting for your turn to slide was the best of all
Anyone could go on it whether they were short or tall
Recess was now over it was time to go back to class
Listen to the teacher or you won't be able to pass

The children began to squirm as the day was about to end
Thoughts about home sweet home was just around the bend
Then came the days of summer and time for a carefree break
Stay in school whatever the cost your education is at stake


Copyright 2013

Topic(s) of this poem: school


Comments about Stay In School by Patricia Grantham

  • (11/2/2013 10:47:00 AM)


    My son and I had the honor of having this poem read to us by Ms. Grantham herself. What a blessing it was to hear such beautiful words of wisdom. Thank you Mrs. Grantham. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/13/2013 12:13:00 AM)


    Brings back memories and gives me ideas. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/5/2013 1:50:00 PM)


    Stay in school... your education is at stake. Nice message for the next generation. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2013 12:31:00 PM)


    Very sound advice, which many do not heed. We should make this one part of the required reading. Well done.I hope this will go through (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (3/10/2013 7:59:00 AM)


    Wow! So nice poem with good rhyming couplets! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 7, 2016


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