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Yellow School Bus

Yellow School Bus

Mommy I need just
a little more snooze.
“I’ll not have it” says she.
“There’s no time lose.”

She says “get movin.”
Maan, what’s all the fuss?
“If you sleep any longer
you’ll miss the bus.”

That bus that bus
that big bouncy bus
whoever invented it
to transport us?

A mom I bet
who had no car
and seven children 
who walked so far.

If we had a bus
no matter the weather
with a driver up front
kids could all ride together.

Mother found an old coach
and painted it yellow
then hired a young man,
a friendly fellow.

the first day they took it
she heard one girl say
“will the bus bring me home
at the end of the day?”

“Of course it will”
said she with a smile
then she went back to bed
for a little while.

Kathryn McLoughlin Collins
June 4, 2012

I wrote this for my grandchildren.

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  1. Date: 3/5/2014 6:15:00 PM
    Brings back memories. Clever and fun depiction of the invent of the school bus.

  1. Date: 6/9/2012 10:43:00 AM
    Hi Kathy - Love this poem! I can see it being illustrated as a children's book. We seem to be on the same wavelength. I am so glad that you will be reading Fizzle Fazzle to your grand-daughter.

  1. Date: 6/9/2012 10:03:00 AM
    this is just charming! i'm sure your grandchildren enjoyed it. ~ thanks for your kind comments on my poems. i really appreciate you reading them!

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 9:23:00 PM
    this is so cute, Kathryn. How did the grandkids like it? Keep up writing fun poems like this for them.

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 9:05:00 PM
    don't miss those cold school buses.

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 6:03:00 PM
    I had such fun reading this, wepass them every day but your interpretation brings such life to the ride.

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 3:39:00 PM
    Kathy, at your request, a slight modification of an earlier limerick "There once was an ant, they called brave Who lived in a hole, called a grave ... Well, being the host To many a ghost, He arranged a big bash, called a rave" Terry

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 1:31:00 PM
    The worst part is a bus full of noisy kids. I've taken that trip more than I'd like to say, having been a school teacher for a number of years. The best part is going back to bed for a little while. Enjoyed. LOve, Dave

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 5:30:00 PM
    Hey you! What a LOVELY poem!! When your grandchildren are old enough to appreciate it, (maybe they already are!) it will become a family tradition to be read over and over again. God bless you!! Keith :)

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 11:32:00 AM
    For this wonderful poem you deserve a great big buss ;>)) Terry

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 11:21:00 AM
    Kathy, I love it, bet your grandchildren did as well..David