Sometimes I think I should have been
A bishop, judge – perhaps a queen.
I could have shown the world I’m smart
With gifts of music, dance or art.
I think and think – then think again –
For thinking’s so good for the brain:
Well sport? I’m not the sporting kind.
I’m too laid-back, I think you’ll find.
An actress? No, I’m rather shy!
My acting skills would make you cry.
A priest, a judge, a doctor, vet?
The very thought just makes me fret!
A chef? Well, yes I cook quite well!
A witch, who casts a wicked spell?
Oh no, no, no. You will agree
That witchcraft’s not the life for me.
But now I’ll tell you all the truth:
In years gone by – yes, in my youth -
A teacher’s life was what I sought
And such a happy life it brought.
And now, too old, for new careers –
It’s pleasant in my 'granny years'
To not now brood on lost employ
But write good poems that you’ll enjoy.
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Read my INTRODUCTION: I'm just lucky to be alive and to be able to use my fingers to type. This is one of my main skills, and I'm also a shorthand writer. I've been a teacher all myu working life and loved every minute of my work. I enjoy now doing skype visits to chbildren's classrooms worldwide. I'm so glad that I'm able to do something useful for children and young people and glad that I do write good poems that I know children enjoy. Josie