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Sweetest 5th Grade Boy

Sweetest child in the school
5th grade
Giant puppy
If you said the sweetest kid ever
I could name him
And I would

Cry Cry Cry
I feel horrible.
Bring him to my office
Who hurt him?
What did they say?
What did they do?

In Mama Bear mode
I am going to take no prisoners
They can lie in cages eating wallpaper
And will want to after I get finished with them

Many tears later I discover
The trickster told him that he said that they said that he said that she said.
I am horrified.
I have taught six million lessons on 
Not being stirred up by he-said-she-said nonsense

We discuss my lessons
Which he forgot in the heat of the moment
I know the instigator. He is a piece of work.
Can stir faster than me even, and I am pretty good at it.

Finally change subject
What will he do tonight for fun?
He finally says play ball.
A bit of a smile
Tears start

Then tears up again.
His bat is lost.
Wait a second, I say.
In the house?

Head nod.
It has to be under 
something long, a bed
or a couch right?

He is stymied
Not sure now what
emotion to feel

“Do you mean I am going to have
to come to your house tonight and find our bat?”
He gives me directions and his address.

I smile.
“And what would your mother say if an old woman
Came to your house to help you find our bat?”
He stares at me a long time.
“Thank you?” he whispers.
I love sweet supersensitive
Innocent 5th grade boys

Before they fall into
the clutches of the 21-year-old
6th grade girls.

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Date: 4/14/2019 12:14:00 AM
He truly is so terribly sweet, it is obvious to the entire staff
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Date: 4/13/2019 10:27:00 PM
"He-said-she said nonsense" - this happens everywhere with everyone irrespective of age and that's so annoying. May be it takes some centuries to get rid of this. What a poem!! The way the 5th grade boy was slowly diverted towards something else like playing the ball and that again lead to an other trigger of losing his bat!! Oh god!! It seems to be easy to make kids forget things but it is really not :(
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Date: 4/12/2019 1:04:00 PM
So descriptive, especially 'lie in cages eating wallpaper' and 'Many tears later I discover' - I hope that poor kid is feeling better!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/12/2019 10:53:00 PM
The horrible thing is the rumor was that someone said that someone said that someone said that he was fat, the worst insult in the world and the next day the poor kid sat down on a defective chair in a room at school and the stupid chair broke!