When father put his glasses on

    And Mum said: “What’s that, dear?”

Brett wasn’t quite sure what to do

    But felt a surge of fear.


Agitation soon took hold of him -

    He broke out in a sweat -

For when he saw his school report,

    Foreboding then hit Brett.


His father’s face began to cloud,

    For there upon that page

Were words a father doesn’t need,

    Which turns a mood to rage.


“Brett’s lazy, careless, idle, dull;

     He’s shiftless, slothful, slow;

He’s unpunctual and indolent!” -  

     They hit Dad like a blow!


His mother’s brow began to crease:

    “But look - I’m quite perplexed.

Our Brett has come top of his class,

     So he’s better than the rest.”


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This was/is a popular poem as it was chosen by teachers and children for publishing in 2010.  I hope you like it too and take good reports home.  Josie

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