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Comments about Zara Allen
Compliance Will Not Be Rewarded
Heard the words be a good girl
7650 times before age seven
They opened doors
Adjusted the incline of the climbing frame for PE
Set the metronome to a gentle click clack
Never once perspired in 4 years of lessons
Played nicely, outcome achieved.
Always provided with soft cushion comforters,
for skinned knees and broken hearts
Rolled out the red carpet
Which inevitably faded
in tone and texture
to a bristle doormat
Earlier on, the curriculum was mostly about sharing,
Demonstrated by waiting your turn and keeping quiet
Solemn singing was ...