A poem by Beverly Stock.
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If there is a vile, pernicious,
Wicked and degraded rule,
Tending to debase the vicious,
And corrupt the harmless fool;
If there is a hateful habit
Making man a senseless tool,
With the feelings of a rabbit
And the wisdom of a mule;
It's the rule which inculcates,
It's the habit that dictates
The wrong and sinful practice of going into school.
This first stanza of a poem by James Kenneth Stephen is in the public domain, and mirrors my grandson’s feelings for school perfectly!