Don't Say Smart
"Don't Say Smart"
by Linda Truitt
Smart is a word that my teacher refuses to say.
She says it doesn't measure what I know or
what I've learned from day yo day.
I can use the word bright when I talk about the sun.
I can even say "cleaver as a fox" which I find to be a
peculiar little pun.
Sometimes my teacher slips and the word smart rolls off her tongue.
She quickly tightens up her lips, but alas, the deed is done.
She tells me that I'm intelligent because I work my problems out.
Of that, I am sure there is no hint of doubt.
Don't let my teacher hear that word come out OF your mouth.
But if it does, you may find that she might chew you out.
Unless of course you stub your toe and feel a sharp stinging sensation.
Then, by all means, without any hesitation, scream that darn word out!
Boy that's SMART!
Copyright © Linda Truitt | Year Posted 2020
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