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The Alarm Rang

beep beep… beep beep

7:30am, summer, nearly the end of term

and i can’t wait to get to school,

i wear a blue and white checked dress

and white sandals

mum makes me breakfast, toast with pb and j

i watch too much american tv

i take a shower and get dressed

and mum does my hair

            and then the eternal struggle of getting us out of the door and into the car on time

we get to school at about 8:40am,

queue up in the yard and file in for registration

mr hicks makes wisecracks and calls me lyd the kid

we laugh, there’s no assembly which is odd because there usually is

lessons start with english, and the morning drudge drags on because

we have technology this afternoon

and i’ll get to play with the glue gun

then it’s break and we run around the playground and shout for 20 minutes

then it’s boring maths and the hand refuses to get to 12pm so i can eat

i eat lunch, drink juice and get married to my boyfriend, all in the space of an hour

then it’s technology and i get to play with the glue gun, we pack away early which is odd because we usually work all afternoon

then we have to go to assembly, curiouser and curiouser (i'd been reading alice in wonderland)

mr newton looks solomn as he shares his new

miss carr and mrs james are crying so i know it’s true

a wail eminates

it is me

◄ Nickelodeon Generation

Very Soon ►


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