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Topic: SMEAR (03/10/16)
- TITLE: Turn Left
By Lisa Hudson
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Not long ago, while going to school,
Children learned about the golden rule.
And things didn’t always go as planned,
For a child who wrote using their left-hand.
Many a teacher considered it bad.
What a time these poor little children had!
Made to write with their left-hand tied,
Hands were spanked until they cried.
But worse than this, in a darker time,
Some burned at the stake for their left-hand crime.
So glad for the spanking, not having to burn,
Left-handed students tried hard to learn.
Then in high school, the desks were new.
Left-handed students had to write askew.
And what about books, bound on the left side,
And ink from our paper where our hands would slide?
Our left-hand smeared with a permanent stain,
And right-handed scissors, what a pain!
Science has said we’re in our ‘right’ mind.
But many others don’t support this find.
The number of ‘lefties’ is one-in-ten,
Well known for the funny way we hold our pen.
Some famous people bear left-handed traits.
McCartney, and Oprah, and even Bill Gates!
Left-handed people are no different than you,
There are just some things we’ve adapted to.
This little poem isn’t meant to be grand,
Just thoughts only we ‘lefties’ understand.
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