Homework

drafting bits of prose
and summaries of poems –
Sundays are for rest?

marking books that
are untouched except in class –
why is my rest disturbed?

set good example
by doing your own work well –
who notices that?

student homework done?
Seldom. Why then is my week’s
end broken with toil?

teacher grumbles on
while students rest and revel
in their foolishness…

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About Beth

Canadian English teacher living in the UK with husband, daughter, imminent baby and cat...
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4 Responses to Homework

  1. Hari says:

    Nice! (I hope I never made my English teachers feel that way…)

  2. Beth says:

    We all get grumpy sometimes… Beware of teachers with blogs!!

  3. globalscribe says:

    So true! and well worded!

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