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The Tale of Miss Coo

From my distant boyhood a
Memory I’ll share with you
Of the headmistress of my infants school
The one and only Miss Coo.

I have an old school photo
Of her and the other teachers
All looking solemn and fierce
Like ‘fire and brimstone!’ preachers

Miss Coo was very strict
Her voice was always stern
From those days, in many ways
How much did I really learn?

Memory is hazy but I learned
A little of sums and figures
and how to observe Miss Coo
While concealing childhood sniggers.

It seems I have a memory that
Has now to be unfurled
It seemed to me that Miss Coo must
Have the biggest bum in the world.

Us kids had many a chuckle
Up many a little sleeve
and if anyone ever knew
Would they ever believe

That strict old Miss Coo
Whose name we would fear
Had been the stuff of observations
Of her very enormous rear?

And where is Miss Coo now
The years have all flown by?
Perhaps she’s head of a school for
Little angels in the sky

One thing I’ll remember now
As I may walk many a mile
Is that never do I remember
Seeing Miss Coo smile

Now she will have passed away and
Be doing no infant testing
So at last may old Miss Coo
Be at peace and resting

George Coombs

The Tale of Miss Coo

George Coombs

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

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Artist's Description

I know this one is perhaps unusual for me but I write lighter, slightly humerous pieces from time to time as in this piece concerning the headmistress at my old infants school

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