Sweet Potato digging
A bus load of happy mums and dads, children and teachers and many bags,
left Azabu Juban early this morn
headed for Chiba Kita, a field trip was born!
We missed our friend Beckett whose baby had a fall
Frances his mum gave us this news on a call.
We hope that her chin will heal neatly and clean
And the scar will possibly never be seen!
So Ohana International School today
Marked its first Oimohori, we were going to play
and dig and pull and be in the fresh air
on a small farm away from the big city fare.
The bus trip we thought would be quite long
As the Tokyo traffic is one great big throng
But to our surprise there was an open road
And we bounced along with our heavy load
Of strollers and shovels, gloves, jumpers and food
We were all so happy and in a great mood.
We arrived quite early and took a bathroom stop
and noticed the wonderful vegetable shop.
This will be where we come to at the end
Now to the farm, our way we did wend
1042 was the number of our plot
All systems go, and we were off in a shot
Digging and pulling and finding the treasure
Even creepy crawlies were somebody’s pleasure
Bags were full, some hands were brown
Soft soil, natures smells these are not found in town.
Tummies were hungry and it was time to eat
First a photo at the flowers, move your feet
We sat on the grass with the river nearby
Feasting on a few new things to try
Cupcakes and fruit, pineapple pie oh yum!
So many things to fill up my tum!
We ran together and had fun outside
Heading back to Tokyo was not such a long ride
We needed some veggies and flowers first
And a drink of something to quench the thirst.
Back to the bus, with an even heavier load
Not much traffic on the open road.
Some of us slept and some of us cried
On the way back to school, it was a fun ride.
Family and friendship were the winners we know
Ohana is proud of what it can show.
Thank you all for a wonderful time
And now I really must end this rhyme.