Because I'm Turning
Over A New Leaf

When my teacher catches me looking out the window
I can't understand why she always gets mad with me
And always tells me to get my mind back on my work
When she knows there's lots of things outside to see.

Tomorrow I'll surprise her and keep my eyes on her
She won't know my mind will be a million miles away
I hope if she has a question she won't call on me
If she does I won't know what to say.

One thing worrying me is when report card day comes
If I don't get busy my grades are going to be bad
I hate to think about what my Pa and Ma would say
So from now on if teacher calls on me I'll be glad.

Because I'm turning over a new leaf....

Ralph L. Clark © 2001

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