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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.

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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!


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!


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…


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


Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on May 17, 2020:

Hi Peggy. I remember when I was little my Dad (who was very good at math) would encourage me to do my homework and then make sure it was correct. He used to give me a few pennies as a reward. Anyway this continued through my early schooling life and it worked a treat, those pennies kept me interested in learning until one day those pennies didn't matter any more and the desire to learn was born. I am hoping movies and pancakes have the same affect lol :)

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 16, 2020:

This read as humorous but I am sure that it resonates with some parents who are homeschooling for the first time.

Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on May 16, 2020:

I'm home with my 8 year, almost 16 year old lol :)

Liz Westwood from UK on May 15, 2020:

I laughed when I read this. I suspect that this poem will resonate with many homeschooling parents.

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