The Large Square Peg In The Little Round Hole

Too many youngsters believe they can never belong
'Cause some inept teacher assured them they're always wrong
Brainwashed, they've been cast in the permanent role
Of the large square peg that can't fit in the little round hole

Scorned, alone in the corner more than once
Teary-eyed, forced to wear the hat of the dunce
To the rest of the class, the teachers example
Of all that is wrong, as his ego she tramples

His classmates, with happiness filled to the brim
So glad and relieved they aren't like him
Kids can be scornful and relentlessly cruel
Even more-so when taught it in school

There's no doubt about it, we need more discerning
Of who'll teach our kids and what they'll be learning
Scape-goating teachers, tenured or not
Should not be allowed to be teaching our tots

by Stan Cooper...2/13/2009 graphic by Don Hunt

Poetry by Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2009-03-04 at 15:17

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Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
Stan if you're still about give use a shot,
Love your poetic poetry it hit the spot.
I was one of those kids left up in the air,
Stuck at the back of the class
Waiting to kicked out on his...Derry air.

Couldn't agree more.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
A great write , wuth art to match. You specke out for many hear Stan . Not just the kid's , but many such as me.

Thank's Ken ( D Williams )

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Rik The PoetBay support member heart!
So true and so well delivered. Brought a smile thanks :-)

Dee Daffodil
Bravo !! Excellent piece ! A similar dilemma is where a teacher refers to the "gifted kids" in the class, thuis making all others by default, feel not terribly brilliant at all...sad...but true. Teachers need to realize that each person carries in their DNA, different strengths and weaknesses. If only teachers could actually spend the time to build on those individual strengths of students ! :-)

No dark sarcasm in the classroom!

Stan, this is so true!! A big applause to you, bookmarked and favourited!