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An Ode to a ‘Supply’ October 17, 2012

Posted by Geek 20/20 in Lifestyle, Teaching.
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I’m not a poet so this is technically not a poem.  Most of the time my posts are inspired by my work and this is no exception.

It was 7:26am

Ms Locum stood by her front door

She went through her mental check list

Two dozen pens – Check

A baker’s dozen pencils – Check

A piece of fruit, dried soup and a sachet of hot cocoa – Check

Ms Locum is a supply teacher

 

It was a crisp autumn day

Cool blue skies with tints of sunrise red

She walked quickly toward station

Then sprinted when she the thunder of an approaching train

Ms Locum is a supply teacher

 

It was a typical old style building

Ancient red brick, pipes along the corridor wall

‘I could be in any decade’ she thought

As she tailed the office staff to the classroom

Ms Locum is a supply teacher

 

It was year nine class

There would always be a year nine class

In they came, high on crisps and sweets after morning break

Some greeted her cheerfully

Some swore, startled by the new face

Others jostled and shoved

One or two slammed the door against the wall

Ms Locum is a supply teacher

 

It was a trick she learned from another teacher or maybe a book

“Good Morning” She said directly to each student as they came in

Her smile was wide and inviting

The wave of hostility receded

Then she stood in the front waiting for silence

Her smile vanished

Ms Locum is a supply teacher

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1. jensine - October 17, 2012

thanks for the non-pome


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