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Home School, Your Rule!

Gabriel loves to write stories: long; short; funny; sad or scary. As long as there is an opportunity to create a story.

Home Student...

Home Student...

Home School, Your Rule!

It’s 9.00am,

I shout up the stairs,


I’m too tired,

a voice calls back.


Get up and COME DOWN NOW!


NO, WHO CARES!

The voice retorts with a roar.


I’ll bin your toys…

I’ll give your bunny away…

No TV for the rest of the day!

I’ll buy no more chocolate…

No more ice cream…

I bury the urge to stamp my foot,

and gulp as I swallow a scream.


I’m not listening to what YOU SAY!

The voice demands and no body to see.


I’ll stop your allowance,

No more tablet for you!

COME DOWN NOW...

Are you listening to me?


Great! no more homework then,

the voice shouts loud and clear…

or virtual school

no more home-school,

your rule…

FINE BY ME!


Ok perhaps some TV,

I holler back…


And chocolate too,

the voice now clear but not so loud

a retreating attack…


Perhaps it could be…


And maybe a movie after maths,

the voice now hopeful

and a story too…


Yes why not, after english, I call.


And pancakes for tea…


Yes! sounds good to me.


I’m coming down…


I’m waiting for you…

© 2020 Gabriel Wilson

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