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The teacher's song Fergus McGonigal

The classroom where you teach

is just a room:

it has four walls,

a ceiling and a floor;

the colour scheme is bland;

the furniture

is functional.

This room does not inspire.

The teacher's song, by Fergus McGonigal, is one of the poems that didn't quite make it in the final selection for our poetry postcards.


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3 March 2018
City Central Library, Hanley