I sold this poem to Highlights several years ago, and I’m so excited that it’s finally in the magazine! When I was a kid, I looked forward to the start of the school year SO much! Sure, I liked the free time of summer, but I loved school even more. And don’t even get me started on how much I looked forward to school starting when my kids were little! Goodbye, Hello! Goodbye, blue sky Hello, walls Goodbye, sidewalks Hello, halls Goodbye, seesaw Hello, seat Goodbye, messy Hello, neat… Read the rest here and listen to it on Highlightskids.com’s Poetry Player. –Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved by Highlights Poet Irene Latham (with whom I might get to sign at NCTE!) has the Poetry Friday Roundup today! Enjoy!