Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Mystic Rhythms ~ 'Happiest Days'

Poetry Of Sorts
~ Happiest Days ~



When I was a child
The metalwork teacher
Would help me to do up
My tie properly..
He'd make it so tight
That my eyes would pop right out
We wet ourselves laughing
When he tempered our backsides
With calloused vice hands
Or the wire brush


When I was a child
The arts and crafts teacher
Would help me to see
Things differently..
A whack round the head
Was quite easily read
Not 'that' differently
We wet ourselves laughing
As the litter bin welcomed
My moronic mush


When I was a child
The chemistry teacher
Explained strange reactions
As cause and effect..
Poor work would provoke
A grown man to choke
Late homework would turn
The board rubber ballistic
As we wet ourselves waiting
For a cheeky chalk rush


But when I was a child
The poetry teacher
Would conjure up worlds
In a whimsical voice
Our seasickly verse
Made her giggle and purse
She would spin us tall stories
And we wet ourselves laughing
Or she whispered of passion
And made schoolboys blush



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Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free ~ Contact me directly for readings, interviews, etc.

2 comments:

  1. I love the poem. This was my favorite part:
    "But when I was a child
    The poetry teacher
    Would conjure up worlds
    In a whimsical voice
    Our seasickly verse
    Made her giggle and purse
    She would spun us tall stories
    And we wet ourselves laughing
    Or she whispered of passion
    And made schoolboys blush"


    But then I have been an English teacher, so it would be. :)

    Thanks for the follow on Twitter, and I saw the bookmarks you sent to "Paris Paul" (I'm his fiancée) -- very cool!!

    I've been a bit busy of late, and my recreational blog reading has had to take a back seat to work, but I hope to be back. Do you by chance have a Flickr site/page? I check in there quite often. Mine is http://www.flickr.com/photos/karinlynn/

    Maybe I will see you there...

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  2. Hi Karin, thanks for the comment! I was delighted to get it, they are still rare for the moment, and you also helped me to see a silly spelling mistake, which it was good to get rid of too!

    I'm on a bit of a poetry rush at the moment, with another one coming up, and haven't been so inspired since... well, a long time. So your nice comment is icing on the cake - many thanks and I'll check out your stuff now!

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