Thursday, 22 December 2011

12 Days Before Christmas Poems

Why So Pale and Wan?
(after Suckling)

Why so pale and wan, oh teacher?
   Prithee, why so pale?
Will your plans not make each learner
   Look up to your travail?
   Prithee, why so pale?

Why so full of hooch, ol' teacher?
   Prithee, why so full?
Will, when teaching well surrenders,
   Abstinence not dull?
   Prithee, why not just give bull?

Quit, quit for shame! This will not do:
   You cannot be smarter.
If of itself teaching will not do,
   Nothing can be tarter
   Than a Christmas contrived starter.

- 2004 -

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