Make “A” While The Sun Shines

Newman was unhappy,
He’d always gotten “A”,
Stomped in every puddle
As he trudged home in dismay.
It started on that morning,
His homework well prepared,
On his way to classes,
He suddenly got scared.
Reaching for his notebook
Is when disaster struck,
He’d left his study binder
Behind in Daddy’s truck.
The woe that overtook him
Was doubled by the rain.
The crack and angry thunder
Mirrored Newman’s pain.
His glasses had been steamy,
The pelting droplets stung,
He’d made it to the building
Just as the bell had rung.
The storm had made him careless,
His pride was ’bout to fell.
Would he ever be the same?
Time may NEVER tell.
He cried ‘like no tomorrow’,
A ‘stitch in time’ and fate.
To err was only Newman,
‘Tis better never late.

18 thoughts on “Make “A” While The Sun Shines

  1. Frank Hubeny 08/29/2018 / 12:19 pm

    I like this reminder about time: “Time may NEVER tell.”

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/29/2018 / 12:30 pm

      Thank you. Time is more tight lipped than we hope. It often spawns more misinformation than truth too.

  2. Dorianna 08/29/2018 / 1:50 pm

    Love the rhythm, the fateful story of Newman and the twisting in the last paragraph of adages describing Newman’s distress…well done.

  3. jillys2016 08/29/2018 / 3:33 pm

    Oh My Goodness!!!! I adore this! Completely charming 🙂
    I teach high school and this just rings with so much truth; brings many smiles, too!

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/29/2018 / 3:41 pm

      Thanks! My Mom was a high school teacher. I’ve made my career at the preschool level. Cheers!

      • jillys2016 08/29/2018 / 3:56 pm

        I started with pre-schoolers; there’s not much difference between 2 and 17. LOL!

      • Susan St.Pierre 08/29/2018 / 4:05 pm

        High schoolers are the more dramatic. LOL

  4. lillian 08/30/2018 / 8:22 am

    Hah!!! Loving this one! Poor Newman……..at least he didn’t try “the dog ate it!” 🙂

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/30/2018 / 2:08 pm

      LOL… I never thought of that! I guess he didn’t either. (He was always prepared so his excuses hadn’t been exercised much. 🙂 )

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