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I’ll never forget what's her name She bought the teaching profession to shame Humiliating me in front of the class Her red ink comments always so crass! This woman was a history teacher but such a nasty vindictive creature As a child right from the start I was never much good at art We all have our talents I know And I did give the art work a go But drawing is not my forte And it let me down badly this day The lesson filled me with fear We were learning about Boudica I attempted my best to draw Yet this was the comment I saw “Boudica did not fight Martians!” She was poking fun at my expense I left the classroom feeling so tense So it was never a great mystery When I didn’t opt to study history! It’s been therapeutic to write This poem to put over my plight That a child should never be put down By a teacher who acts like a clown! *This is a true story and I only threw the book away when we moved house!! Based on the English pronunciation of the name which is like bow-de-seer I'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT'S HIS NAME (OR HER NAME) Poetry Contest Sponsored by John Lawless 9/16/19

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Date: 10/3/2019 1:23:00 PM
Hi Jan, I'm just coming back to say congratulations on your win. Enjoy the rest of your day my friend:-) Alexis
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Date: 10/2/2019 2:17:00 PM
...Hey, we learned early....NEVER, EVER, COLOR THE PUMPKIN PURPLE!!!!!
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Date: 10/1/2019 4:03:00 PM
I'm glad you are able to dispose of this monstrous teacher from your heart. she does not deserve any more of your thoughts...unless to rub her face in her meanness. congrats on your fab win.
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Date: 10/1/2019 6:53:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this heartfelt poem - with wisdom woven in.
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Date: 10/1/2019 12:24:00 AM
What a wise piece for mentors not to be tormentors. Thanks for sharing your talent. God bless you.
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Date: 9/30/2019 2:57:00 PM
Returning with many congrats for your win Jan In this premier contest, well done! With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Date: 9/30/2019 1:03:00 PM
Jan congrats on your win!;)
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Date: 9/21/2019 12:47:00 PM
How cruel to humiliate you Jan, what a nasty woman and clearly not a good teacher either. When this happens it can knock your confidence, but thankfully you have risen above it and look at you now! Kindest thoughts from Ann xx
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Date: 9/18/2019 6:37:00 PM
Cute like always... best of luck.
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Date: 9/17/2019 11:53:00 PM
Wow. Jan... this is completely amazing. I absolutely love it and, although sorry for your plight, am happy it inspired such an enthusiastic write. God bless you. :)
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Date: 9/17/2019 6:49:00 PM
Hello Jan … if this teacher is still living, you should send this poem of yours to her, and she can pick who the author is. Karma needed here - thanks Jan - Lindsay
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Date: 9/17/2019 12:04:00 AM
I never liked history either. I dropped it finally at University. However no one ever made fun of me, for that I thank God. Hugs xx
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Date: 9/16/2019 11:32:00 PM
You get an A-plus for this one! As for the picture, don't worry as it won't get the boobies prize! Aloha! Rico
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 9/22/2019 3:14:00 AM
lol Rico:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 9/16/2019 10:25:00 PM
Personally i wish you hadn't thrown the book away Jan. If you had managed to keep it for such a long time it must have had sentimental value to you. This is my favorite Teacher story. Did you know the Pub Chain Wetherspoons was named after 1 of the owners Teacher's who picked on him and told him he would never amount to anything. How do you like them Apple's
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Date: 9/21/2019 6:28:00 PM
thanks for your story about the Wetherspoons owner that certainly is food for thought! hmmm now what to say about Helen Richards because that was the name of the woman, there I've said it and its a name i will never forget lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 9/16/2019 7:30:00 PM
And now I'll never forget what's-her-name either, Jan. She sounds like a real witch with a capital B!... Teachers should realize that even an innocent error in teaching---let alone something like this---is counted as an intentional sin. (from the Talmud). Great write, Jan. Cheers, gw
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Date: 9/21/2019 6:25:00 PM
I would love to meet her again and show her the poem... that said it was many years ago so she's probably pushing up daisies now !:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 9/16/2019 6:39:00 PM
This was nice Jan! I enjoyed it! Good luck in the contest!;)
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Date: 9/21/2019 6:06:00 PM
Thanks Brenda:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/16/2019 4:48:00 PM
Hi Jan, it is always sad how teachers can be vindictive, been there, have the T-shirt, it isn't fun. No kids should have to go through things like this. Sad to read you went through this Jan. Love the content. Have a wonderful Tuesday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 9/21/2019 6:06:00 PM
I recall you talking about your experiences in the past, it does have such an impact on our lives, I wish the bullies could see the damage they cause:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 9/16/2019 11:45:00 AM
Poor JAN, some just do not know how to treat children or even adults. Us poets Love ya!!!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 9/21/2019 6:04:00 PM
Perhaps my experiences at school have been influential on why I wanted to work with children:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/16/2019 11:41:00 AM
Hi Jan, Teachers should never ridicule or embarras their students. Because things said could last a lifetime. Art is not for everyone. It's sad to hear that you had to go through that. I wish you the best of luck in the contest. Have wonderful day-Alexis
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Date: 9/21/2019 6:02:00 PM
I had a horrendous time at school Alexis, i was hit on my first day at infant school and bullied through all years because I was small... schooldays were not the happiest days of my life! hugs jan xx