TERENCE – THE TEACHERS’ TORMENT
Terence was so sensitive,
He was averse to life.
He was a pain to have in school,
A constant source of strife.
He wouldn’t play in any team,
He just stood there and cried;
Wouldn’t join in any sport
However much we tried.
He hated maths, he couldn’t add,
His spelling was appalling.
His writing was a dreadful scribble,
His language was quite galling.
And what he knew of history
Could be written on two stamps
And science and geography
To him were complete blanks.
And when it came to making friends
He wasn’t interested;
His eating habits were quite crude,
His food left half-digested.
He said that school was not for him,
He’d rather be at home.
His mum and dad, at their wits’ end,
Called it his Teddy Syndrome.
“OK, then let’s just try”, I said,
“To see if this will work.
Let him bring his Ted to school
Might solve his little quirks”.
And so it did, I’m pleased to say.
There’s no more ridicule.
He carries Ted around with him,
Best teacher in the school.
‘Horace & His Teddy’ … PH & WHB