A Back-To-School, Back-To-Zoom Poem

The sounds of Texas.

By Joy Diaz & Caroline CovingtonSeptember 17, 2020 4:36 pm, ,

Austin resident Heidi Connealy was inspired to write a poem about all of the anticipation and drama that led up to the first day of school this year, which, for many Texas students, took place online:

‘Twas the night before school Zooms, and all through the town, folks were looking for cords up and down

They sharpened their pencils and lined up their crayons, and praised their dear teachers for sending out plans

The parents were weary and they cursed 45

For not getting this demonic virus in line

Despite all the weirdness and all of the new, the children were bubbly with friends and work to do

Their minds may be addled from spring break without end, and their social skills lacking from no time with friends

They’re excited for structure and hungry for knowledge, even if they may be in Zoom well into college

So from our house to yours, may we shout it out loud, happy Zoom Day’s Eve! Please make us proud!

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