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Book 3 Page 2
I was not the teachers pet
I think I am quite clever now,
but they didn’t think so when I was young,
For they were always trying to curve
my veracious tongue.
I would ask millions of questions
that got there tempers flared.
Simply little questions like;
‘who’ and ‘what’ and ‘where.’
While the teachers were giving their lessons,
I would interrupt with the strangest of requests.
I was often told; “stick to the facts child,
and don’t make it up or guess."
I had this wild imagination
that often lead to ‘gross exaggerations.
They called it ‘lies’ and I was much maligned
but for all this I can tell you “I did really really try. “
I sent the teachers mad.
They call me 'A. D. D.' and 'bad,'
but I think there was nothing wrong with me,
for I think that I was just trying at heart to be free.
Be sure as you can bet,
I was not the teacher pet.
I’m sure if they were truthful they’d say
“I’d be glad to get rid of that kid some day.”
But I think I turned out pretty good (none the less.)
© Written by Dominic John Gill www.poetry.net.au 10/4/99 firstname.lastname@example.org