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When I was at school I was no good at English or Maths
Science and Biology I got lost down those paths
At Metal work and wood work I would prove to be a dud
Geography and History at them I was just no good

Technical drawing and Art were just a mystery
P.E. and Playtime were enjoyable to me
Home time was the time I really liked a lot
Homework was just something that had to be forgot

When I went to college to be a motor mechanic
That is when I really found out that I was thick
For being in college at night when I could be out
Seemed a proper waste of time of that I had no doubt

So I learned things the hard way, at the good old school of hard knocks
At least there were no short trouser our horrible grey socks
Yet I have grown up happy, without a skill at my command
Brought up my family, fed them with my own hand

So it goes to show, that all I learned in school
Not having any certificates did not make me a fool
I’ve taken the knocks in life and learned by my mistakes
When I retire at last from life, I’ll be real, not like those fakes 

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 5:40:00 PM

    This reminded me of myself.Worried about what I'm going to do with my life if I don't finish school.Another fine write my friend... :o)

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 2:31:00 PM

    Cute one...Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Even those that did well in school learn lesssons in life..Some people more than others..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 5:33:00 AM

    spicy with a taste of humor when one can laugh at one's shortcomings Owen .. u can be proud of your poetry so entertaining luv .. really enjoyed ..

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 12:50:00 PM

    Lovely write, Owen. You turned out pretty good, I think :). Enjoyed.

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates Date: 12/3/2012 1:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Toquyen thanks for the lovely comment, I do hope I I have reached a good standard as a parent and a human being but never really sure, all the best Owen