Homework is headwork,

The-kind-we-all-dread work—

Papers the teacher sends home

in your pack.

Homework is hard work,

Could even be yard work—

Bushels of leaves gathered up

in a sack.

Homework is handwork,

It’s do-what-Mom-planned work—

Tidy your closet, set shoes

in a stack.

Homework is heart work,

It’s love’s truest artwork—

Give me a hug, and I’ll give

you one back.

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki