Distracted The Mother Said To Her Boy,
Distracted the mother said to her boy,
"Do you try to upset and perplex and annoy?
Now, give me four reasons - and don't play the fool-
Why you shouldn't get up and get ready for school."
Her son replied slowly, "Well, mother, you see,
I can't stand the teachers and they detest me,
And there isn't a boy or girl in the place
That I like or, in turn, that delights in my face."
"And I'll give you two reasons," she said, "why you ought
Get yourself off to school before you get caught;
Because, first, you are forty, and, next, you young fool.
It's your job to be there.
Youre the head of the school.