Monday, August 22, 2011

Back To School Already? Geez Louise!

When i was a kid, summers were longer! now they end when they've barely begun, it seems, especially for the teachers. so i wrote this wee lament...

Teacher's Fight Song
(for Louise)

Orientation is today
As usual I am running late
The dog needs walked, the cat has puked
Where is my bra, can't find my shoe,
Oh geez, I need a brandy
Sure wish I kept some handy,

School begins on Wednesday
And I'm a wreck already.

Glue stick instead of chap stick
Oh what a sticky mess
My hair is like some tragedy
Something has shrunk my dress
It fit me fine just late last fall
Oh well, damn hell, and blast it all,

School begins on Wednesday
And I'm a wreck already

The kids will all have tummy aches
Blisters, warts, and cramps
Half of them will wail and moan
"I left my I-pad at day camp"
By ten o'clock on the first day
I'll have a migraine on the way,

Oh, school begins on Wednesday
And I'm a wreck already

Good thing it's just a half day
Too bad we're getting half pay
These pay check cuts are killing us
Too bad the state keeps billing us
Now where the hell is my laptop
Why does my hair so strangely flop,

Oh, school begins on Wednesday
And I'm a wreck already.


(Good Luck all my beloved teacher friends...!)
Star Saint Claire, San Diego, August 18, 2011

4 comments:

Cynthia said...

Perfectomundo description of
a teacher running around before
heading off to school and the
new school year.

Angel-Star said...

yes, i thought of it when i opened my desk and grabbed gluestick instead of chapstick! i used to teach, and it can get crazy! thanks Cynthia.

Ralph said...

This poem took me back a few years but every line made me smile and some made me laugh out loud.

Angel-Star said...

dearest Ralph! yes, ill bet you were a teacher extrordinaire!