Here’s your Monday smile – it’s limerick time. Send in your own or here’s a prompt for you –
Here are a few limericks to make you smile this Monday. The prompt last week was TEACH.
Teach and explain, the man said
Each time that I spoke to the Head.
And when I tried, he
Could quite clearly see
How deep was my visceral dread!
There once was a man who could teach
His children seemed so out of reach
They told him some lies
And now they despise
There’s even a movement to impeach.
If you teach you must learn
Fake knowledge you must spurn
How much time it takes to get
Good at teaching your subject
And marking must be your concern.
I’d rather be on a beach
Instead, I’ve to remote teach
All work rewarded
Now, somebody, pass me a peach!
Down on the beach
Someone is trying to teach
Demonstrating in the surf
For all its worth
That lots of fun is well within reach.
Linking People 2003:
Skill is better than benefits, so teach;
It provides self respect to each!
Once a teacher always a student;
Learning increases the intelligence quotient!
Google search engine is a big library, preach!
Generations of history’s long gnarled fingers reach
Have handed down lessons intending to teach
Though noble advances credit mankind
Sharper minds’ progress seems elusive to find
Same problems beg answers, broken hearts yet beseech.
‘Dog ate my homework’ is no excuse
What say you now, seeing madness turned loose
Let us give legs to what we teach, preach, speak
Strength to lofty ideals, hearts be not meek
Make end of cultural ‘norms’ which ignore abuse.
If I was trained to teach,
I’d take all of the kids on the beach.
We’d laugh and we’d play,
Every minute of the day,
To be happy, is what I’d preach.