So there I
stood facing the wall, as students passed up and down
The waiting was unbearable, the torment
"Wait in the hall for the Principal to see you."
The words echoed through my brain, and I was a
I cheated on the spelling test,
but it wasn't my fault she forgot,
and gave the same test two days in a row.
I did well on the first one, and the answers were
still in my desk.
How was it cheating if I copied from my own
get strapped at school, you'll get strapped when you
(Words of wisdom from my parents)
"But the girl behind me tattled on me, Dad! She never
did like me."
Principal finally made his appearance.
He had been there the whole time, watching, enjoying
He was Satan in a suit.
"Now hold your hand out flat. If you cup your hand I
will double the strokes."
I did as I was told and the strokes came
one was a bitter sting, and I winced, but did not
The second one was expected.
"Not so bad," I thought, "I can handle this."
But the Principal did not want you to 'handle
He wanted terror, but I would not satisfy his
either too honest or just plain stupid, but I told my
They actually agreed with me, that the girl who
tattled was in the wrong.
did get the second strapping.
by David Ronald Bruce Pekrul