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Mr. Ivan, The Principal Poet



My teacher kept me after class
And gave me quite a fear.
She said if I did not improve
I'd be retained this year!

I'm guessing that my teacher
Has also been retained.
She's been teaching kids for years,
But in sixth grade she's remained.

Copyright © 2006 Ivan Kershner, reprinted with permission.

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Article by Ivan Kershner
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Copyright © 2006 Education World