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Lawrence S. Pertillar

Veteran Poet - 4,509 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Bored With School


I became extremely bored with school,
At an early age.
I felt I was watched and scrutinized,
Unnecessarily.
AND...
I told my 5th grade teacher this.
AFTER given an assignment,
To write an essay...
Right there in the classroom.

I felt her hawkish eyes on me,
Like I was prey.
And she couldn't wait to see,
What I had written.

'Uh...
Mr. Pertillar?
Why are you looking out the window.
I've given all of you students an assignment.'

~I'm done.~

'That's impossible.'

~You've asked us to write an assignment...
And...
With an 'a' and a 'd' surrounding an 'n'
I said,
I was done! ~

'You are a fresh mouth little boy.
Bring to me your work.'

~And there are no spelling errors.
I check it.~

'Interesting.
Very 'adult' in expression.
But this is a 5th grade assignment.
And YOU are getting a 'C'.'

~A 'C'? ~

'Open your mouth again,
And it will become a 'D'.'

Submitted: Sunday, January 16, 2011
Edited: Sunday, January 16, 2011

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