On Our Way Home
Oh Mommy, Oh Daddy, Pop Pop, Aunt June!!
I love when it’s time to go home with you!
We walk down STEEP steps, call out all the NUMBERS,
Finding our TRAIN while I’m waiting in WONDER
On our way HOME, I hear the click clack,
Of trains rolling by,
All the way down the TRACK.
On our way home, I hold your hand TIGHT
Cause sometimes there’s DANGER in alleys at NIGHT.
On our way home, I LISTEN to your voice
Because learning from you is the only choice.
On our way home, I look up to the SKY.
“Our buildings so tall, so tall and so HIGH!”
On our way home, push the button for “UP”
Slowly it comes and stops with a thump.
On our way home, we take a long RIDE
Up Up Up with a jiggle and jive.
We laugh and we COUNT at each FLOOR we pass
Learning my numbers before I start class
You open the door with the GREATEST of ease.
There’s no place like being at home on your KNEES.
I ask many QUESTIONS, you answer your best
Keeping it SIMPLE, not like a school test.
I speak with 1 word while you speak with 3
Stretching a bit…
It’s how I learn you see
There’s really no other PLACE like home.
Except of course when we’re out and we ROAM.
Because I LOVE it too, to be …
On our way home.