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Miss Jill may find a way

Miss Jill may find a way. As I thought about your kindness And the kids you teach at school. I pondered how any help can come From the ink of this old fool. Is there any value in his work? Reading some rhymes could be fun. The one about the little bear cubs Out for a daily, adventurous run. Some might be too sad. Miss Hattie moving on. Or The Last Christmas Goose May not be the perfect one. But maybe the real lesson here Is not so plain for all to see. Hidden now from ‘plainer’ view. The real lessons just may be. For the student with no interest There’s the image of this old man. Wanting in his waning years To share stories the best he can. But with no formal schoolin’ He’s left to merely wallow. For he is left to do his best With no clear path to follow Had he known long years ago That his ageing head would fill. With rhyming words to share He’d have swallowed a”poets” pill. Practiced all the little tricks Those teachers teach in schools. Spelling, punctuation and grammar All have their ‘poetic’ rules. When “oldbuck” was young Those 70 long years before. He couldn’t imagine what He’d need those hard rules for. But like trigonometry skills. It would takes some 50 years Before he’d need that stuff Long stored between his ears. He’s trying for a better job They assumed that he could do But to just make sure of that There were”trig” problems, not a few. There he was in a tight spot. It was important he do his best. He called upon old stuff he’d learned Cramming for a 9th grade test. So maybe that’s the hidden value The real worth of all you’ll find. It’s not the stories that he’s told It’s how they spark young minds. So if you find some value here. If you can use them as examples Of broken rules or faulty use. You will find so many samples. :o( If I’ve sparked your interest I wish you luck as you look now. To see if any of what’s been “writ” Could now be used somehow. * * * * * * * * * Written by oldbuck May 1st 2017 as he thought about Miss Jill and the clever little students that await her voice each day. How could those silly rhymes be used with them in any way?

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Date: 6/7/2017 3:50:00 PM
Old Buck, you're my kind of poet. A story teller who's been plagued in his later years with this incessant Poet's curse. I'll be looking up some more of your work. I enjoyed this one. - Dean
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Date: 6/7/2017 6:25:00 PM
Dean: Thank you for the kind comment. I'm off to see what kind of poet enjoys my silly rhymes. :o) oldbuck
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Date: 6/7/2017 6:25:00 PM
Dean: Thank you for the kind comment. I'm off to see what kind of poet enjoys my silly rhymes. :o) oldbuck