Francis Duggan

Aaron - Poem by Francis Duggan

Young Aaron is a bright and budding poet
And for the future he is one to note
And all of his class mates say his poems are good
And are well written and easily understood.

But Aaron's teacher sees it differently
Perhaps the man is touched by jealousy
His advice to Aaron give verse writing away
And more attention to your studies pay.

In class the teacher found him with a poem
And little mercy to the boy was shown
From Aaron's hand he snatched away the page
And he chewed and ate the poet's work in his rage.

And the other pupils much to their surprise
At what was happening there before their eyes
Watched on in silence as their teacher ate
A poem written by their poetic class mate.

But Aaron seemed to take it in his stride
And his poetic ambitions had not been destroyed
As his cruel teacher had set out to do
The poet to his poetic cause still true.

There is a lesson here for one and all
The most educated of people in some ways can be small
Like Aaron's teacher who has a Uni degree
And yet would you find a more tactless man than he? .

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 7, 2008

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