In the daze of school - of King Lear and Pi -
The hype I would pass, the test I would fail!
Not algebra, not prose did edify
Till a stranger of herself did avail.
Agent provocateurs at desks and chairs
Shut open doors and tossed closed books aside:
'Twas a conspiracy one alone bears
Yet co-conspirators had much to hide!
For each lame alibi concealed misdeed,
Each insurrection blotted my ledger:
But we all did a quick life lesson heed -
One of Self and Fate in equal measure.
That an angel sat upon my shoulder
Is wiser in me now that I'm older.
Dedicated to a teacher of mine at High School:
Wyn Johnson, without whom my school days
Would have been an even bigger disaster!