Posted in Fiction & Poetry

Should I Be So Inspired

 

I’ll keep you close at hand

As I watch the video at the desk

 

Calculus

 

A couple times I thought “That’s how it’s done”

And

“Opposites, I see”

I was at such a state of peace nodding “I agree”

And then I smiled occurring to me

I wasn’t even at a place I could be confused

He was speaking English

 

The one thing with certainty I knew

 

100wcgu-7

 

https://jfb57.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week164/

 

The prompt this week: you have to 100 words to add to these four – 

…and then I smiled…

 

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Posted in Fiction & Poetry

Teenage Days

 

He enters angry, his head down

No smile

Scowling frown

“Excuse me”, I say

“Is this your name?”

But he doesn’t speak

“Yoo-hoo, hello, I’d like to know

I’m the teacher you see

Whatever you did

Now your time’s with me

And your fellows beside”

He keeps his head down

He won’t reply

I chuckle deep

“Well, I guess this is you”

As I check his name

“You’re the one they called said

He’s coming, be prepared”

No reason to fear

Nor be scared

 

“Do you think it’s funny!”

He snaps, grrr, grr

“What happened to you?

No

But I didn’t do it

You did something

That sent you my way

All I do is make comfortable your stay

Though inconvenient it be

Still

I’m laid back you see”

He softens some

Reason is sound

An administrator comes

He loses his ground

 

His calm is gone

He makes a demand

To call his father

“I want my Dad!”

“OK, come on

To the office

We’re gone”

She takes him away

Backpack and all

Never to return

So sad, so true

Hope his weekend pans out

As we left the room early

For better things to do

At the close of day

And went our separate ways

 

Bless accursed teenage

You never know

How reaction will go

When it puts on its show