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Teacher, Teacher

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Teacher, Teacher

Teacher, teacher, she’s touching me
And I haven’t liked her since we were three.

Help, teacher!  He says if I don’t stop
He’ll give me a karate chop.

Oh boy, teacher, I have a stomach ache.
How long’s this lesson gonna take?

Teacher, teacher, my head feels hot.
But, I don’t wanna get a shot!

Teacher, teacher, I hafta go.
If you don’t let me, I think I’ll blow.

Gosh, my water bottle got me wet!
Hey, teacher, is it lunchtime yet?

Teacher, teacher I’m all muddy
And scraped my knee and now it’s bloody.

Teacher!  Ow, teacher my tooth is jiggly.
What?  I can’t sit still.  My feet are wiggly.

Oh, no!  Teacher, my pencil broke again.
Why are you always countin’ to ten?

Sniff, sniff, teacher!  I’m feeling sick.
I better go to the nurse real quick.

Where you goin’ teacher?  Why you sittin’ down?
Did you just say you’re leavin’ town?

What’s the matter, teacher?  You don’t look so good.
Ain’t we behavin’ the way we should?

Don’t worry teacher.  Tomorrow you’ll be great!
We’ll be back in the morning at half-past eight!

By Susan Burd © 2011

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  1. Date: 10/28/2012 5:39:00 PM
    I am a teacher and I come home pale and tired every day. This is so familiar to me.

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 4:54:00 AM
    I know this scene far too well! :p

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 3:07:00 PM
    Having taught school for 30 years - music - I can relate to this one. Music classes were fun, but I also had a math class once and a, gasp, study hall. Good stuff, teach. Love, daver

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd
    Date: 10/24/2012 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm only a substitute teacher, but that's plenty of material for my poems!!!
  1. Date: 10/18/2012 11:08:00 AM
    So realistic and true... Those poor teachers... This was a very gifted write!

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 7:38:00 AM
    A genuine piece of life displayed in this write Susan. Thank you for sharing it with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 3:26:00 PM
    LOL ohhhhhhhhh yeah! You have to LOVE teaching to teach otherwise you either don't last long OR don't actually teach anything! Light & love

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 3:03:00 PM
    Susan ...... agree with Sara here ..... Like your poem - thank you for you gave me a smile, and old memories. - :) :) :) oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 12:20:00 PM
    Been there and done that one both as a teacher and a mother..Enjoyed..Got a few chuckles..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 10:03:00 AM
    DEEEELIGHTFUL Susan! Just an inkling into what your day with the kids must be like! Inspiration? Definitely... hugs, Jack

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd
    Date: 10/17/2012 10:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Jack. The frustration, thankfully, turned to inspiration and was worth it for this poem:)
  1. Date: 10/17/2012 9:32:00 AM
    This reminds me of Shel Silverstein's writing. That poor teacher!

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd
    Date: 10/17/2012 9:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Shel was one of my poetic heroes. I remember exactly where I was when I heard "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout" read aloud;) P.S. did you know he wrote "A Boy Named Sue" recorded by Johnny Cash?
  1. Date: 10/17/2012 8:38:00 AM
    :-) you paint those classroom scenes so well, enjoyed this and "Tommy". Can feel the energy of the kids bouncing around the room!

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd
    Date: 10/17/2012 8:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sometimes they exhaust me, but are a treasure trove of inspiration!