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By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Mr Monster Maths

Each morning at school we knew who’d arrived:
A good night behind him and fully revived!
One look from that face and we’d shake in our shoes,
      And even a glance could mean truly bad news.

Excuses?  Not wanted and neither were lies.
A mathematics teacher and the devil disguised.
     Late for his lessons?  Oh no – quite absurd!
     Excuses for lateness would never be heard.

Peace reigned supremely.  We did well in our tests
For Monster, our teacher, drew from us our best.

     In a world short of work, should we give him our thanks?
Well, without Monster Maths there’d be nowt in our banks.

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Yes, I was a teacher who taught subjects which would guarantee my students obtained work when they left me, examination certificates in their hands.  I taught secretarial work, ie Pitman's shorthand, typewriting, secretarial duties, English etc.  I certainly wasn't a monster, though, and my students were pleased that I helped them.  Josie  

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