Come and buy the books you don’t need
With baubles and pencils and such.
Help to urge your children to read,
But they really cost too damn much.
It could really help out the school
If you were involved just a touch.
When your there you’ll feel like a fool.
The books really cost too damn much.
We get local funding. We do.
And we’d even like to declutch
Our budget from money from you,
But teaching really costs too damn much.
I wrote this rant poem as part of Muris’ poetry scavenger hunt on the A Different Perspective page. If you want to participate, check out her page here: https://murisopsis.wordpress.com/2022/03/30/looking-forward-to-poetry-month/