Computer screens will buzz with static
As the power drains from us; our energy
Gone from bodies feeling battered, bruised
And ready for a two week rest. Kids are gone
And teachers congregate in stuffy staff rooms,
Smiles are twitching at the corners of our mouths,
Knowing this is it, the end is here, we made it
With health intact and minds still ticking,
Just at a slightly slower rate. We hug
And wish each other Merry Christmas, pulling on
Our coats and scarves, loaded with a box of marking
Just in case we’re bored one day. For now we dream
Of wine in glasses large as bowls, and Christmas snacks
Laid in platters endlessly. Work can wait for now,
As can questions from those anxious students who
Claw at us for sweet attention every day;
They can wait until the new year rolls around.
3 thoughts on “last day of term”
Ah, that feeling at end of term! It’s finally time for a break. I hope you take the time to re-charge yourself, rest, be kind to yourself and do things you’ve been missing (because you were too tired/stressed/etc..) You’ve earned it! Congratulations, Rachel, on making it through your first full-time term!
If this is where you are (end of term), then Congratulations! I’m happy you completed the term and hope you have a splendid holiday now!
Have a happy holiday! So glad you finished the year!