A poor disillusioned teacher dreams of a way out of teaching.

Dear Lord, please let me win the lottery.
I could go into class with a grin,
And not care what the monsters throw at me,
Nor about their never-ending din.

Not worry that most don’t know tables
And that writing and spelling’s so poor,
Or that Tom is flattening Nathan
And grinding him into the floor.

I could let them run riot in gymnastics
And ignore anybody that falls
And in games they could do what they wanted
Who cares if they lose all the balls.

And when parents come in to see,
I could say what I really think,
That their angels are lazy and useless
I could create such a stink.

And when paper work builds up as always,
I’d smile sweetly and do not a jot,
But I’d pile all my files in the playground
And cheerfully set fire to the lot.

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  • Steve on Nov 24, 2008

    If you would like a chance at making this dream come true then you should play the lottery the smarter way http://www.smart-lottery.org.uk

  • Marion Brady on Dec 21, 2008

    This poem sounds as if it is so heartfelt. Did those children give you a hard time?

  • Susan Harman on Jan 1, 2009

    I do think this is so funny and something a lot of people will identify with.

  • Gabriel Speedy on Jan 19, 2009

    Strong words. You sound really fed up with the education system.
    I loved it.

  • Aisha Jacoby on Jan 28, 2009

    Oh how funny. You sound as if you have really had enough of teaching

  • mark ramsay on Jan 31, 2009

    Come on Mum. Its about time we won. Very funny poem.

  • poetic enigma on Mar 4, 2009

    Very creative poem,
    and flows very well,
    very well written!

  • PhoenixRox on Dec 7, 2009

    Ur son Mark said it- I think its time u won. God are u hearing us? LOL

  • Versatile Artist on Mar 4, 2010

    This was a fun piece to read and used my writers imagination to see what you described in the bad behaved students.Loved this one,

  • deep blue on Apr 11, 2010

    That was interesting for everybody dreams that. 3 weeks ago I got 5 main numbers but dismayed that of all my bets I forgot to place a bet on that usual combination the moment it came out.

  • LadyElena on Feb 1, 2011

    Ha ha…. I enjoyed reading this, especially from a teachers point of view.

    Well, dreams do come true. Keep on playing the Lotto. If you win I hope you will still write on Triond. :)

  • Francois Hagnere on Feb 18, 2011

    Another beautiful piece. The dream of many of us, I think. Thank you Christine.

  • Minister Marlene on May 14, 2011

    Sinister! Writing from a teachers point of view is novel. I giggled at the title.

  • CA Johnson on Sep 12, 2011

    I really loved your poem. I wish I could win the lottery too. I try to play it when I can, but I never have any luck. If I am lucky, I will have a few numbers and that would be it.

  • FX777222999 on Nov 17, 2011

    A lottery could be the answer.

  • Jacques Berkeley on Dec 6, 2011


  • yes me on Apr 13, 2012

    Like it Christine cheers

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