What Should I Do?

By Jasmine Lila

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    When there’s nothing to do,

    Nothing at all

    but stare at the wall,

    What should I do?

    Nothing to play—just a boring day.

    Let’s see …

    Climb a tree? Sail a boat?

    Watch TV? Write a note?

    Sing a tune and clean my room?

    City of blocks? Puppet socks?

    Pastels or paint … ?

    Nothing to do—that’s my complaint!

    Piles of toys,

    all worn-out joys.

    Crayons and clay—what a boring day!

    Sew or cook? Read a book?

    Build a plane or car?

    Nothing to do—nothing so far.

    There’s running and sunning,

    Bikes and kites,

    Bubbles, puzzles, and balls,

    Oh, boy, am I blue—

    nothing to do.

    I know …

    I’ll call my friend, and then

    We’ll just get together

    And do


    Illustrated by Shauna Mooney