Sunday, March 10, 2019

Gormless Corky; 
neighborhood kid 

There was a young lad who was slow of wit 
His name was Corky, a sweet young fellow 

The other children were his living dread
They chided the poor boy mercilessly
Called him names, made ugly faces and signs

The teachers loved him, gave special effort
That made it worse for Corky with other kids
They called him teacher's pet right to his face

Another name they learned, it was "gormless"
Cruel to mouth, meant stupid, dull, or clumsy

Corky's alright now, terminal illness
Took its toll and Angels watch over him
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  - Photo and Poem Copyright,  Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved  
  - I'm linked with Marian in the Imaginary Garden at  
  - "Gormless" is a word, the meaning is as said here in the next to last stanza.  Google it to see more, origin, etc."  

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At Sunday, March 10, 2019 6:05:00 AM, Blogger kaykuala said...

A pity it had to end that way. sometimes one may face untold problems to no end! Very true Dr Jim!


At Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:58:00 AM, Blogger Helen said...

Oh my. So sad that Corky was never treated with respect and kindness. I know about that all too well.

At Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:43:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

Oh, man. Didn't everyone know a kid (or several) who went through the world with this kind of hassle? Terrible.

At Sunday, March 10, 2019 11:47:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

I think there was a kid like that in every class.. and if there wasn't you can always pretend that he is... and being teacher's pet makes it worse.

At Sunday, March 10, 2019 5:35:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Oh goodness, this tugs at my heart. I was once the fat girl who always got picked last.

At Sunday, March 10, 2019 6:54:00 PM, Blogger Old Egg said...

Oh! That ending hurt.

At Monday, March 11, 2019 9:12:00 AM, Blogger Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Oh, this pulled at my heart strings.

At Monday, March 11, 2019 10:44:00 AM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

It's a terrible thing, when death (especially of the young) seems to be the only path to freedom.


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