The Next Chapter

Chapter: Chapter (books), main division of a piece of writing or document.

End of one part,
On to a new.
Different routine,
Changes anew.

Time to start school,
Now you’re four years old.
The next chapter for you,
New stories to unfold.

You’re ready and excited,
Brain absorbing many things.
Craving fresh challenges,
Soaking up all they bring.

Beginning a new journey,
An adventure will flow.
One that will shape you,
Change you as you grow.

I worry as mums do,
Of what your future holds,
But you have to experience it,
Not the same being told.

I wish you embrace it,
The good and the bad.
So it moulds you to being,
A confident, happy lad.

Be the best that you can be,
Enjoy as you learn.
You only get one go,
And now it’s your turn.

Forget the assessment,
Forget all they test.
For me if you’re happy,
Then my worries can rest.

I’ll be here beside you,
And love you each day,
So for as long as possible,
You can be a child, play.

School is a big step,
For you and for me.
What the next chapter holds,
Will be exciting to see.

Prose for Thought

16 Comments on The Next Chapter

  1. Iona@Redpeffer
    August 29, 2013 at 8:32 am (4 years ago)

    “you can be a child, play” has to be one of my favourite lines, as well as the whole subject, oh and being happy too. Love the whole thing really. Does it make it easier or harder coming from your perspective I wonder when your child starts school? I know my teas will flow freely next September and that will just be for nursery!! Loving new sire too

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    • instinctivemum
      August 29, 2013 at 8:49 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you lovely! I guess it makes it a bit easier for me as a teacher, still a big change though!

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  2. Claire Lane
    August 29, 2013 at 8:35 am (4 years ago)

    Such true words affecting many families over the next week. Very well written yet again 🙂 x

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    • instinctivemum
      August 29, 2013 at 8:50 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you honey xx

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    • instinctivemum
      September 5, 2013 at 11:20 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you! Hope it all goes well with you all x

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  3. Stephanie
    August 29, 2013 at 11:17 am (4 years ago)

    What a lovely way to work through this transition. I agree about the line you can be a child, play. Lovely.

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    • instinctivemum
      September 5, 2013 at 11:20 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you!

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  4. Judith
    August 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm (4 years ago)

    I just can’t imagine it, I will be blubbing I’m sure! I love the quiet, confident support that speaks from this poem. xx

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    • instinctivemum
      September 5, 2013 at 11:21 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you! Hubby blubbed, I was surprisingly calm…on the outside! X

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  5. helen
    August 29, 2013 at 8:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Lovely poem and the part about still being able to play is so important! And I agree so with forgetting the tests. What matters is that he’s happy!

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    • instinctivemum
      September 5, 2013 at 11:22 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you, and he seems happy so far so yay!

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  6. Verily Victoria Vocalises
    August 31, 2013 at 12:21 pm (4 years ago)

    This is fabulous – sums up exactly how I was feeling this time two years ago. Thank you for your fabulous writing and for linking to Prose for Thought x

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    • instinctivemum
      September 5, 2013 at 11:22 am (4 years ago)

      Pleasure as always lovely x

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  7. Emma Day
    September 4, 2013 at 11:03 pm (4 years ago)

    A beautiful expression of feelings. I’ve written one about my daughter going back from the hols into year 2. This is a very very good poem. Thankyou for linking up to #WednesdayWords xx

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    • instinctivemum
      September 5, 2013 at 11:28 am (4 years ago)

      Pleasure! Loved your poem too x

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