Category: Time

School – The First Stages of the World

School is the place where we have our education and learn new things,
And often where our first strong friend relationships begin.
This teaches us the things we need to know so that we are smart,
And how to get a job in this world and play our own part.

We start in nursery, where we play and laugh all day,
When we only know those first few words, and have barely anything to say.
We colour our pictures outside the line and paint things with our hands,
And we go outside and play on the swing and slide, or play in the sand!

Afterwards we move onto primary school, which isn’t much of a step,
But this is the part where the foundation of the education starts to develop.
This is where we make our first friends and we start to work hard and do our best,
When we begin the long phase of exams and preparation tests.

The middle of our major school life starts in secondary school,
When you try to fit in and learn how to do and say what is cool.
You have a bunch of tests that decide your future in university and a bit of your life,
Although it’s not the sort of journey that is stress free with no trace of strife.

Lastly you find you have finished sixth form, and have your entire future plan sorted,
Hoping to get into the university you’ve been dreaming of, the one you’ve wanted.
You start at university and that’s when the real work begins,
And when the world opens up and reveals itself and you start to see everything.

But the real school is the experience of what you go through in your life, and what you do,
Just like what they say, “Experience is the best teacher”, and at this stage, you begin to see this is true…

By Foyin Sogbetun
Year 8, The Rochester Grammar School

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Dreams – Our Wildest Thoughts

A dream is a series of thoughts that come together while we sleep,
Although they often occur when our sleep is quite deep.
We don’t always remember them, really only the nightmares,
But those are the ones we don’t want to remember, as they give us the scares!

We have those peaceful dreams, the ones that make us happy,
Whether we are smiling with our family or skipping in a land of candy!
They are often not remembered very vividly, which is really quite sad,
But we normally have a good one the next night, which isn’t so bad!

But we also have nightmares, the dreams we can’t escape so easily,
About clowns under our bed, or strange creatures laughing eerily.
They make us sweaty, stressed and scared, even in our sleep,
Often waking us up in a flash, making us cry and weep.

But these dreams pass, and new ones will come again,
And positive vibes from them we hope to gain,
Those dreaded nightmares will always find a way into our mind,
But we can always find a way to figure them out, and leave them behind!

By Foyin Sogbetun
Year 8, The Rochester Grammar School

Time – A Season in Which Everything Happens

Time is the progress of existence that tells us of the past, present and future;
Although we often wish it would give us more time, and tell us a point in time that is sooner.
It tells us the hours in a day, and how many seconds are in a minute;
Although how long we get in those crucial seconds will end, having a certain limit…

There is a time for everything, just as the saying goes,
Whether it is a time to love someone, or a time to loathe.
There is a time to have a feeling for everyone you meet or see,
Whether you feel happy or sad, trapped or free…

There will always be the time to have the freedom of speech, and also the right to silence.
And there is also a time for peace, and a time to start a war or a fight.
A time to keep your possessions, and also a time to lose;
A time to be smart and responsible and a time to have fun and amuse.

Time doesn’t wait for you, no matter what you say,
No matter how much you plead, no matter how much you pray
Or if it is a time to laugh or a time to cry,
A time will eventually come in which we will be born, and also die…

By Foyin Sogbetun
Year 8, The Rochester Grammar School