Saturday 23rd December


Remember the Physics teacher?
He had a temper,
But I liked him,
Looked forward to his classes,
Duel aspect,
Big classroom,
Gas piped to every table,

Remember his punishments?
Standing on chairs with arms outstretched,
Until tears rinsed the bravado out of belligerent boys,
The twist & lift of the side burn,
The surgical throw of the Blackboard rubber,
The Red his face would turn,

Remember how,
When he’d set us work,
He’d retire to his office,
Door ajar to ensure obedience,
Whilst he fashioned custom grips for hand guns

(Listening to Terry Reid – ‘Seed Of Memory’)


2 thoughts on “Saturday 23rd December

  1. Hahahaha :-D..blackboard rubbers used to always get chucked…those were the days…might be an idea to bring them back! Our Chemistry teacher used to proudly parade his three pronged belt and indeed used it for the slightest reason…i managed to escape that …somehow got away my cheek and tom foolery :-D…happy days!

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