by George Hancock
Back Again Hello darkness my old friend Now months before you end Morning darkness is back again Daylight has taken a backspin. The morning run is still warm With insects flying in swarm Seeking any delicious treat Like my ears or even my feet. So, I’ll wear a good road hat Often using it like a bat Even my hand-held road light Attracts 'em on my road flight. My light illuminates the road Preventing any crashing mode Visibility on these darker runs Creates safety for me by the tons. And we’ll check the street lights Reporting the burned out sites Light helps us find our way Before dawn begins our day. August 2019 August enters the front door Ready for a 31-day tour Featuring transitional weather And some browning heather. Our August days stay hot Slowing our daily trot Our daylight grows short Is my daily road report. More activity at the schools Means less time at the pools The first day of school is near A thought some students fear. Summer season’s on the wane Stopping, avoiding it is in vain Time’s progress is a trend That few will never ever fend. August is summer’s last hurray Soon a season with a cool flaw Will knock on our front door Asking, are you ready for more? Schools Hmm, August 2019 is here Wait, did I hear a jeer? And some parental cheer? Must mean school days are near. School openings are a mixed bag It’s time to get up parents nag During those waning August days As school openings create daze. Many students see no thrill While parents yell then shrill First day of school, get up The bus is coming, hurry up! Now motorists need a mindset So August parents no longer fret When students board the bus Still sleepy after the morning fuss. Running along these August roads I see too many speeding episodes Schools are open so please slow Your speed so students can grow.
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