home’sc(h)ool sonnet

Swift summer spent, we know it’s back to school

when FedEx truck delivers loads of books.

To study here at home we think it’s cool

yet clueless people give us funny looks

because we never worry what we wear;

Change out of your pajamas, I must ask

then after chores, at least please comb your hair;

put on proud smile, you’re always top of class!

Peer pressure is a concept we don’t know

though sibling rivalry we understand.

Real life relationships can bloom and grow

when we learn side by side, walk hand in hand.


If there’s one thing home school deprived of us

we’d like, just once, to ride in yellow bus!


Linking to dVerse poetics where Gabriella’s prompt is “back to school”

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sumana Roy
    Aug 19, 2015 @ 08:16:26

    homeschooling is a new concept to me but I think it is great and free of bullying….


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Aug 19, 2015 @ 07:35:33

    Here homschooling is unheard of… you have to go to school for 9 years at least.. I can of course see advantages.. but I did grow to like school at the end, and my mother worked so it was not really an option.


  3. Grace
    Aug 19, 2015 @ 07:20:01

    Good for your family to try the home schooling program ~ It must have taken a lot of commitment from both of you ~ Enjoyed this sonnet Lynn ~


  4. wolfsrosebud
    Aug 19, 2015 @ 06:49:43

    i knew we had something in common… now home educating my granddaughter


  5. Abhra
    Aug 19, 2015 @ 06:34:52

    Peer pressure is something we do not know
    though sibling rivalry we understand

    I love this and the fun element with yellow bus – oh I miss my school bus memories…..


  6. claudia
    Aug 19, 2015 @ 01:45:42

    ha – i love the yellow school busses as well and would so want to ride in one just once
    homeschooling certainly has its advantages


  7. MarinaSofia
    Aug 19, 2015 @ 01:31:54

    Great form for a great (if challenging) concept – I like the pyjamas and the sibling rivalry creeping in.
    My older son hates the school bus – he’s always pretending he’s running late and that I need to drive him.
    I can’t imagine my kids wanting to do anything that I suggest or recommend or say or show them (even though at some point I was a teacher), so homeschooling never seemed like an option.


  8. Sherry Marr
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 23:49:07

    Trust me, your kids were so lucky to be home schooled………..all that peer pressure is anxiety-provoking!


  9. Mary
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 22:45:49

    There are definitely some advantages to home schooling!


  10. Ava Hypatia
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 22:31:26

    Only a home-schooler could choose a sonnet form, while the rest of us are still wrestling with limericks. Thanks, enjoyed!


  11. kanzensakura
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 21:49:42

    The yellow bus was not a big deal. In the winter it was cold, in the summer hot, and somebody always had a sneezing cold or threw up. Really. Fun poem this is.


  12. im.Perfectly~Leah
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 21:25:08

    Learning with you family has to be but nice and frustrating at the same time! I enjoyed this


  13. X (@Xpoet73)
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 21:11:44

    It takes a lot to do it right, but you also control what your students learn – and what they dont have to hear. I wonder were you part of a union? Did you use an accredited program? How did it impact post secondary acceptance? community college first?


    • lynn__
      Aug 18, 2015 @ 21:26:09

      Parents are ultimately responsible for their children’s education. We benefitted from both local and state associations. Most colleges are happy to have home schooled students as they’re independent learners 🙂


  14. Gabriella
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 21:05:40

    You must be the first person to have written a sonnet about homeschooling, rhymes included. I know you homeschooled your children Lynn, did you go to school or were you homeschooled too?


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