So Why Don't You Retire?
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Some people ask me why I keep teaching when I could retire.

So Why Don't You Retire?

by Profe Steve

I gaze at their faces and feel my eye twitch, A joker, whiner, and even a snitch,

I gaze at their faces and feel my eye twitch, A joker, whiner, and even a snitch, Two boys are fighting about something dumb. So pass me the wine, I want to be numb.

Two can’t find pencils right there in the cup, Suzie's new chrome book won’t even boot up,

Two can’t find pencils right there in the cup, Suzie’s new Chrome Book won’t even boot up, My hair is a mess, I must have a fever, Bobby is gnawing his desk like a beaver.

This week already feels six days long, But it’s only Tuesday, where did I go wrong?

This week already feels six days long, But it’s only Tuesday, where did I go wrong? Weeping and yowls like a chorus of cats, My eardrums are bursting, It’s driving me bats.

I dream of the beach with palm trees and sand, And waiters who dance at the wave of my hand.

I dream of the beach with palm trees and sand, And waiters who dance at the wave of my hand. My friends say I’m loco, why don’t I retire? Just walk away if your days are so dire.

I simply stare blankly and shake my grey head, Like I can’t understand a word that they said.

I simply stare blankly and shake my grey head, Like I can’t understand a word that they said. The kids need my wisdom to show them the way, They need that one smile that they see every day.

I can’t say goodbye when there’s so much to do, Middle school’s hard, I must help them through.

I can’t say goodbye when there’s so much to do, Middle school’s hard, I must help them through. They need my heart and my firm, steady hand, More than I need a face that is tanned.

**** My classes are never that bad! My kids know they have one hour a day when they are valued; one place where they are safe and where they are allowed to be themselves. And one teacher with a truly warped sense of humor!

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