It’s a Wrapper on the Floor Mum
by Anne E Thompson
“There’s a letter from my school mum,
‘Bout a trip to test the sea.
I don’t really want to go tho’
Cos is only Geography.
I need you to ‘phone my teacher mum,
I seem to have lost a book,
And my shorts are missing too,
Yes, I hung them on my hook.”
“But there isn’t any homework,
It’s just revision instead,
Yes, I’ve prop’ly cleaned up already,
The cup is under the bed.
I need you to buy more shower gel,
The toothpaste ran out last week.
I’ll phone her when I have time,
But don’t expect me to speak.”
“It’s a wrapper on the floor Mum,
Not the start of world war three.
There’s a party at Bill’s ’til late,
‘Fraid I think I’ve lost my key.
The dust will be there tomorrow Mum,
I like my clothes on the floor.
Those socks aren’t mine anyway,
Could you please just shut my door?”
Thank you for reading.
If some of these phrases sounded familiar, you will enjoy my book, Hidden Faces.
Strong characters and light humour combine in a story, set in a school. It shows the struggles of juggling job, home and family, as well as the unexpected problems and giggles that teachers face every day. Available from bookshops and Amazon.
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