Russ Gibb at Random

Poets Corner

January 23, 2008

A Poem , A farewell.

"Burrrrrl!" They said and off he went
Onto the seat the last guy spent
And in it sat this big ole' guy
Who said to all "let 'okay' fly!"

In left hand he had held the book
Of how to be the district crook
In right hand he had wrote the page
Of how to act the kindly sage

"Oh Burrrrrl!" We cried,
"We have no paper!
Our teachers sit, our students caper!"

"Oh Burrrrrl!" We shout,
"Our kids all fail!
The students play, the teachers wail!"

And there he sat, his face a wreck
His chin curled up, he cracked his neck
A bead of sweat rolled down his brow
Until he shouted, "I get it now!"

He went off to the boards and wrote
A set of goals to put afloat
That may be lower than before
But now the district failed no more!

Said Burrrrrl,
"I changed the game and now it works!
If teachers blame: I'll cut their perks!
I see the best in all progress
So when they fail I'll say 'no less!'

They learned a thing or two this year
How to add a number or spell 'brazierre'
And for that we say, 'you did okay'
And in Dearborn that's like an A!"

--by Brian says you can sing it too... on 1/20/08 Lives: USA

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3 Comment(s)

Hooray. Brian should get an A.
Hopefully, Burrrrrl will go away.
And even better if it's today.

--by Parent taxpayer on 1/23/08   Lives: Dearborn  

Another Poem

Ode to the teacher, the parent the fools
That God has given us so many tools
The laws that gives us so many rules
The problems that whip us like rented Mules

Blame the kids
Blame the staff,
We blame each others
The kids just laugh

Now the prisoners run the jail
The parents gripe, the students fail
The teachers bitch, the mothers cry
Our common sense begins to die

Fear and hate and blame we must
There is no cure, there is no trust
Just who wins in all this plight?
Who will rise to win this fight?
Who will be the light at night?

We all throw the rocks, we scream their names
We stoke the fire, we fan the flames
Blame is easy, it takes no will
It's far more work to climb the hill

Stop the whining, stop the blame
The goals we have should be the same
To right the wrong, to fix our plight
This should be our common fight.

--by So sing I shall on 1/23/08   Lives: Michigan  

I have sent one student through Edsel Ford and one through Dearborn High. Their overall experience was good...even better than good. I agree that our goals should be the same - good schools, a safe environment and solid American values. We need to take whatever steps are needed to make these goals reality.

--by Not so jaded on 1/23/08   Lives: Dearborn  

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