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.
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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?
Copyright © Old buck | Year Posted 2017
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