WES Vogler

Gold Star - 80,974 Points (May 3 1930 / Vancouver BC Canada)

(limerick) The Plight Of The Teacher - Poem by WES Vogler

We teach English in schools and they moan,
Especially the boys, how they groan:
''Cause It just doesn't rate
To communicate, mate,
In a language that isn't our own.'

Liberal use of a truncheon may be applicable here.

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Topic(s) of this poem: children, people

Form: Limerick


Comments about (limerick) The Plight Of The Teacher by WES Vogler

  • Wes Vogler (11/6/2015 4:48:00 PM)


    Very little French spoken in British Columbia. Street talk and slang pretty well massacre English here at times, mostly by ill-educated youths. We have the bright, literate ones as well. My daughter quite erudite and my son indifferent. (Report) Reply

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  • Kim Barney (11/6/2015 4:09:00 PM)


    Enjoyed this limerick. Was drawn by the title because I used to be a Spanish and English teacher.
    Just wondering about the boys in your poem... If English isn't their native language there in Canada, what is? French?
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 12, 2015


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