REFORMED

Thomas the wild boy
Of his class
Has got a degree
How did he pass?

The other boys
Were of him afraid.
And every school rule
He disobeyed.

O Thomas a bad one
Was he,
But he got to
A good university.

How did he suddenly
Decide to try?
Was a girl the reason
Why?

Or was it a film
About a lazy lout
Who ended up
Going without?

Whatever it was
That changed the lad.
It just goes to show,
He wasn’t all bad.

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One thought on “REFORMED

  1. Well good on Thomas. At university, at least for the first three years, all I did was study, study, study. As it happened, I got to know a couple of students who never worked and never attended lectures, and did very well. I was so envious, and I didn’t realize that the reason was that they were brilliant. After that, I kind of went off the rails, not just because of them, although they certainly contributed. A thought-provoking piece, Margaret.

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