So Long, Mr W
Sowing into tender souls – it’s what you say’s important
Sowing what I speculated, what is it you’ve supported?
Stuffing stuff up your nose and serenading the times tables
Simulated accents, backwards names – they are not fables
Silliness and nonsense, hilarity and mirth
Snickering, tomfoolery – is this all that you have birthed?
So much more, I’d dare to say, you’ve sown into young lives
So much more than we suspected, within the walls of your class hive
Soaking in the Spirit on each scion in your care
Sowing love, you have taught them to be all that they would dare
Sucking life from every day, that’s what’s been importantStretching, training, loving them – that’s what you’ve supported.