Six months have passed since I retired from teaching, giving me the necessary distance to look back on my long career with some humor and nostalgia rather than pain and dismay. Below are some limericks I wrote as examples for my students when I assigned limerick-writing. I hope you get a kick out of them.
On a Scary Office Aide
When the office aide comes on his stroll
In an effort to pick up my roll,
His tattoos ear to ear
And his permanent sneer
Make me sure he’s just out on parole.
On Chaperoning Dances
At Saturday night’s Backwards Dance
I will look at the dancing askance.
I truly am hoping
I’ll witness no groping
And that all the boys keep on their pants.
On Senior Ditch Day
On the day when the seniors all ditch
I debate how to punish their itch
By assignments we take up
With no chance of make up,
And I end up becoming a bitch.
On a Bald Principal
A principal named Joe Kolmel
Whose hair didn’t cover too well
Combed it over from here
Till it reached to his ear,
And he kept it in place with some gel.