Dear children

Dear Children


Dear children,

Despite what they tell you, 

Despite those harsh tests they impose on you,

Where they measure you,

Unfairly compare you.

With fronted adverbials

Rough worded questions designed to trick you

They demoralise you.

Dear children,

Your curiosity

Your creativity is all that matters to me.

Teacher and the student

Teacher and the student


They say the teacher teaches the student,

but the teacher is always learning,

curiosity burning within him like a candle.


Is the master not also an apprentice,

for the sum of knowledge is more than even he can handle,

a thirst never satisfied.


they say the teacher teachers the student,

but the teacher keeps on learning,

his curiosity for the mysteries of life burning, burning.