May your pencils always be sharp and pens always have ink,
May you use every cell in your brain to learn and to think.
Whether its the first day of kindergarden or senior year of college,
Apply what you learn with wisdom and knowledge.
In hard times of finals, term papers, and spelling bees,
Call on Athena, Brigid, Thoth, and Saraswati.
May the Goddess bless you with A’s, new friends, and a new set of skills,
And the God protect you from F’s and snowy day fire drills.
Be kind to other students, especially when they need a little help,
And remember to take time to run, play, and yelp.
Persevere through courses you need to give boredom a shove,
Embrace and follow your passion to find purpose and something you love.
So get on that bus and head off to school,
And remember to follow one simple rule.
Work hard for success and prosperity,
And blessings will flow with happiness for thee.
© Ariadne Woods