School’s Out Forever

School's Out by Phil Burns

School’s Out by Phil Burns

What do you see when you look through the glass
Asks the patiently urgent schoolmaster
Trees and the sky and the clouds floating by
But one boy has a different answer

Birds to be caught and moose to be shot
All manner of beasts to be hunted
That can’t be right they are out of our sight
He shrugs as his money is counted

Time to open the books and get learning instead
This hobby is getting expensive
It costs five dollars a head to make something dead
The studying must now be intensive

Why do you ask questions that have no answer
Why do you answer me then with another
The children beseech him to continue teaching
But he climbs upwards to where he must suffer

So parents are called and stories are told
It seems that nobody is happy to lose him
But he is high in the hills forgetting their ills
And his mind is still wreathed in confusion

Will they see him again will he ever return
Yes of course is the official assertion
But as he wanders through life avoiding all strife
The only sure thing is nothing is certain

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18 Responses to School’s Out Forever

  1. julespaige says:

    If nothing else you can accept,
    Know that you can inspire…
    My mother-in-law is fond of saying;
    “The only thing constant is CHANGE.”


  2. Shreyank says:

    This elephant can can and can very well ! 🙂


    • AnElephantCant can can
      This is something quite easy to tell
      He has got four big feet
      So his steps aren’t so neat
      In fact he can’t can very well


      • Shreyank says:

        AnElephant claims his steps ain’t so neat

        yet pulls out ryhmes with such ease !

        AnShreyank wonders who stands behind anelephants guise ?


        • AnElephantCant take off his disguise
          That would probably make Shreyank unhappy
          The truth must be told
          He is incredibly old
          He could probably be her great-grand-pappy


          • Shreyank says:

            A truth be told
            anelephant might be old
            but his ryhmes resound with wisdom bold
            he claims to be inept
            but swims in depth
            where others fear to step !
            Who is behind the mask
            is the question that anshreyank asks ? 🙂


  3. Penny L Howe says:

    Applauding here! Take a bow. Anelephantcan definitely write wonderfully well! 🙂 xx


  4. emmylgant says:

    Why do you ask questions that have no answer
    Why do you answer me then with another
    With these two lines AnElephant shows
    How hard it is to communicate
    How easy it is to equivocate
    What are the right questions
    Then, to end confusion
    Wonders emmy.


  5. Matilda Aya says:

    Anelephantcant be a psychic,
    Can’t know that her story’s much like this.
    Textbooks freeze living things
    Teachers lose their imaginings
    And mute others’ when they do their jobs rightly.

    Your blog is more fun than mine. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    /exit stage orchestra pit


    • AnElephantCant contradict Aya
      But he does hope that she is not getting down
      Her blog is so cool
      AnElephant is no fool
      But he doesn’t have bees or butterflies on his dressing gown!

      (see Aya’s blog to understand this)


  6. “The only sure thing is nothing is certain”….. there has never been anything written that is more true than this. Thank you for reminding me of this…. ((((Brian))))


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