Well done Jill McDougall of Port Willunga, who has submitted an entry to the Aldinga Village Voice Poetry Prize, and is now in the running to win a $25 gift voucher from our good friends at Fleurieu Roast coffee roastery at Aldinga.
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And here is Jill’s poem:
No School Today
Don’t make me go to school today,
Please! Anything but that!
I’ll tidy up my bedroom,
I’ll be gentle with the cat.
I’ll do the dishes for a week,
(I’ll soak the saucepans too),
But please don’t make me go to school
That place is like a zoo.
The kids are really mean to me
and call me nasty names
(Like ‘legend in a lunch box’) when
I interrupt their games.
And when they see me coming,
They spread out like peanut paste,
I feel like I’m some fungal growth,
Some noxious toxic waste.
So please don’t make me go to school,
I’ll sulk and whine and sob,
So what if I’m the Principal!
I want a different job!