It’s dark, there’s a rustle and a creak
I hear it and it starts to speak
‘Mommy, Mommy?, Mommy no sleep’
and then the little footsteps closer creep
It is so early the birds are still sleeping
Woken by two tiny people who don’t believe in keeping
a later clock to be awake
never mind a worm, I want to catch a snake!
It’s not good to wake up in a rage
I calm my breathing and play The Sage
So down the stairs for tea and snacks
might as well organise the backpacks
Rinse the bath out from the night before
and run a new one, wish there was time to watch it pour
out of the tap
but you’ve made a crap
Now half dressed with half my mouth brushed
Everything is becoming a little rushed
I don’t get it – we were up before dawn,
What happens to Time once you have Spawn?
In the car, with hair in a bun
there’s no time to Style for Fun
You wanted to go to the loo? Why did you wait?
Sorry for you, that’s the school bell – and you’re late.