An ode to the students of 2017.
This poem is dedicated to all the students and family members who welcomed me into their lives and hearts. My world is warmer thanks to you, the polarity of our icy caps no longer distinct, I’m glad to call you friends too.
We’re free, free at last!
Sang the children of 2017
The great twelve years of oppression
Finally going into recession
They tossed off their shackles and books
Put their school uniforms on hooks
And made their way
Away from Shackleton bay
The cold snap of discovery was over
No more new worlds to uncover!
Shakespeare was finally dead
But Pi, otherwise known as you
Would still be floating in the zoo
Back from the cosmic soup
Ready to step into a Brave New World
Princes, Tempests and kings
Would be no match for you
With iPad in hand
You know things will be grand
All the pieces of the puzzle
Available to further befuddle
Do not fret,
Life asks nothing of you yet
Just fasten your seatbelt
And hang on for one hell of a ride!
Worry not of Ms Shelley
She’s as old as the telley
Just spread your light so all the world can be
A little less Frosty, if a little Gray
But do it anyway
Let the wisdom of the poets illuminate your way
And with this I say
Good night, and good day
Another fay ready to fade
Into a jade green glen
Remember your lessons
Best of luck in all your future processions
A thousand and one blessings
For your family in all their expressions