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Where is Our Real Teacher

Where is our real teacher?
Yes.
Substitute teachers get asked this hourly.
Maybe even every eight minutes.

Sometimes I give a teacher a bathroom break.
Especially a pregnant teacher.
They need it more often.
And are so grateful!

A spaceship got her, I tell them.
Smiling smugly.
Watching their faces.
Either change to laughter or tears.

I have learned the hard way
Kindergarten students have the most severe reaction.
Depending upon how well I like their teacher I either
Say it or not say it.

Knowing that half of them will be sobbing when she returns.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/14/2019 5:52:00 PM
having worked in a school your poem really made me smile lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/14/2019 6:50:00 PM
I know that you know what I know then Jan. Being a sub is the hardest work ever!
Date: 3/14/2019 6:40:00 AM
Once I was directing a private school with students from kindergarten to senior high so I know what you are talking about dearest Caren! Well said!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/14/2019 8:51:00 AM
I subbed for several years; each time an amazing "fun, exciting" experience for sure.
Date: 3/14/2019 4:53:00 AM
At that age I would have concentrated with all my might on figuring out whether you meant it (I didn't come from matter-of-fact parents, lot of wit and humor at my house.) Again, I give you my thanks for the grin I was again given by you. CayCay
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/14/2019 8:52:00 AM
I am glad it made you smile CayCay.