'Whatever happened to Wally the Werk?'
At school he seemed - well, like a bit of a berk.
He wasted his time at school in our class
And how the poor teachers he loved to harass.'
'He was boring, was stupid and a bit of a wimp.'
'He was lazy and crazy with hair long and limp!'
'I never knew Wally to polish his shoes.'
'When other folk worked, he’d be having a snooze.'
'So, what did become, then, of Wally the Werk?'
'When I tell you the truth, you really will smirk,
For Wally’s done well – he’s a millionaire!
So if you are a wally, you mustn’t despair.'
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* This was one of almost 400 poems chosen for publication in 2010 by teachers in many different schools across West Yorkshire. The children and teachers enjoyed this poem and I hope you do too. Josie