T’was the night before the first day of school and all through the house,
every man, woman and child was scurrying and hurrying about.
The backpacks were packed and hung by the door with great care,
filled with pencils, papers, gym shoes and art smocks to wear.
A new 1st grader and 5th grader were not just yet nestled snug in their beds,
instead excited chatter of teachers and thoughts of classmates filled their heads.