As a teacher for 38 years, there are names which make me smile and then there are those that make me sigh with frustration. All names have been anonymized. Feel free to add your own!

She slumped in the chair
ran hands through her hair
rubbed tired eyes
and breathed out a few sighs.

Then came the names
of the kids whose games
drove her mad 
and made her glad
the school day was over.

O__________ with his irritating grin
determined each fight to win.
J__________ with a face of thunder
throwing chairs and tables asunder.
C________ who couldn't sit still
until she swallowed her magic pill.
E____ and R_______, two,
M________, D________, to name a few.

Those names for ever
tainted and so never
chosen for any child 
in her family.


Published by poetdoesarun

I started running 16 years ago to help manage anxiety and depression and found the endorphins helped me in another write my sermons for Sunday.... and then inspiration came for poetry. A Christmas present 2017 was a book by Jo Bell, challenging the reader to write a poem a week for a year. This blog showcases these and other poems composed on the run.

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