school days


By Dmitri Allicock

River boat trip to a time and place

Song of youth and smiling face

Way up Demerara we must pass

Blossoms of innocence will last

School days of uniform and slate

Rule days of cane, don’t be late

 Bell ringing and a time to run

School break, a moment of fun

Tiring afternoon lessons that drag

Common Entrance, parents brag

Lasting friendship along the way

Treasured faces in heart will stay

Watching the tide rise and swell

School days wishes and last farewell



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  • ndtewarie  On November 10, 2014 at 12:04 am

    > It started when Madeline Murray O’Hare, she is no fool
    > An atheist she said she didn’t want any prayers in school
    > We cowered for we had no guts
    > We said OK like a bunch of idiots
    > Then someone said “Hey you better not read the Bible in school”
    > The Bible that says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, all cool
    > And as like yourself also love your neighbor
    > And we said, OK. not wanting to create a stir
    > Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave
    > Because their cute little personalities would be warped this caused a shockwave
    > We might damage their self-esteem so we tout that clout
    > And said an expert should know what he’s talking about
    > Maybe the good doctor has the cure
    > So we won’t spank them anymore
    > Then someone said teachers and principals better not discipline our children
    > When they misbehave for this wouldn’t make them better women and men
    > And the school administrators told every member of his faculty
    > Don’t touch any student because we don’t want bad publicity
    > That discipline is very very crude
    > We surely don’t want to be sued
    > With our tails dragging and shaking
    > And we accepted their reasoning
    > Then someone said, let’s let our daughters have abortions
    > Then we can’t be accused of causing any discriminations
    > If they want they won’t even have to tell any of their parent
    > That’s a grand idea we shouted, we’ll be loving and lenient
    > Then some wise school board member said, since boys will be boys
    > And they’re going to do it anyway they love to play with their toys
    > Let’s give our sons freedom to all the condoms they want
    > So they can have all the fun they desire and be less savant
    > We won’t have to tell their parents they got them at school
    > And we said, that’s another great idea that is silly but cool
    > Then some of our top elected officials said it doesn’t matter what we do in private
    > As long as we do our jobs we agreed with them, but please don’t make it a habit
    > Doesn’t matter to me what anyone, including the President could
    > Do in private as long as I have a job and the economy is good
    > And then someone said let’s print magazines with pictures of women in the nude
    > Call it down-to-earth appreciation of the female body we don’t want to sound crude
    > And we said we have no problem with that
    > Not wanting to be a sly rat watched by a cat
    > That appreciation went further and published pictures of nude children wasn’t a threat
    > And then behold they stepped further still by making them available on the Internet
    > And we said they’re entitled to their free speech.
    > And the public’s rebuke didn’t come to a screech
    > And the entertainment industry said, let’s make TV shows and movies that promote
    > Profanity, violence, illicit sex let’s record music that encourages rape and sugarcoat
    > It with drugs murder, suicide, and satanic themes
    > And we said it’s just entertainment or so it seems
    > It has no adverse effect and nobody
    > Anyway now-a-days take it seriously
    > Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience
    > Why they don’t know right from wrong, and can’t find the balance
    > And really why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers
    > Their classmates, and themselves behaving like curs
    > Maybe if we think about it long and hard enough, we will know
    > I think it has a great deal to do with. We Reap What We Sow.
    > thanks
    > Naraine Datt

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On November 10, 2014 at 12:24 am

    What a treat to hear the Might Sparrow singing “School Days”!

    “Rule days of cane, don’t be late”
    Try as I may to be more flexible about time, this rule still rules my life.

  • Dmitri Allicock  On November 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Thanks guys

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