Sadly, teacher was not kind to us

Unkind to third grade tender cherubs

First day of school, set affable tone

Alas, grimace invaded teacher’s face

Last year’s teacher spoke in musical voice

Sulfur-scented curmudgeon grunts foreign words

Smiling angel floats into teary-eyed realm

Troll is only hellish principal – all exhale in relief

Beloved angel is our appointed teacher queen

Angel hums lessons into eager little minds

 Exemplary behavior from every last pupil

Hence, no trips to the principal’s swamp cave