Their bags and backpacks
Stand ready to go
As they grab their last night’s
Sleep at home for three days.
Where their adventure takes them
Only the bags and backpacks will know.
I did not check them
Since they are of the age to make
Sadness will surely strike in the morn
When the buses arrive
To take them on this journey
I wish them well and whisper
Sweet love to the
Bags and backpacks that will be
Where I cannot.