Tuesday, August 23, 2011

(Another) School Daze

I didn’t do real well in school
I must have been some kind of fool
I made it through my just a crack
Went in the front door and out the back

In Math they asked “What’s X times Y?”
I didn’t know and wondered why
They’d ask a think like that of me
I even flunked what’s two times three

The Latin teacher said, “D.B.
Can you translate ‘puer’ for me?”
I said, “I think that must mean ‘glass’”
That sent me to the foot of the class

In History I didn’t do real good
The teacher said, “D.B., you should
Describe Columbus, if you can”
I didn’t even know the man

So here I am, still wondering why
They wanted to know “What’s X times Y?”


Monday, August 15, 2011

School Daze

It’s time for school to start again
In Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Nine
The kids have had a short vacation
In this good old summer time

There’s lots of things for them to learn
If they try hard to do it
These are the best years of their lives
If they only knew it

We wish them all a lot of luck
How they’ll turn out we can only guess
When they grow up and take control
They’re going to inherit quite a mess

We Senior Citizens used to go to school
A long, long time ago
We really should go back again
We’d learn some things that we don’t know