To asphyxiate, to suppress

Oh how wonderful

To post about stifle

A word that brings up

So many meanings

The hot stifling heat

That’s hard to breathe in

The oppressive nature of some

The acts that are undertaken

That shunt your actions

The lack of growth

As students are stifled in class.

So many ways that stifle can work

So many ways to get stifling done

Delicious, evocative, suppressing of thoughts

I must go teach now and

Mentally suffocate some kids with Maths



(Not really – I love maths and am passionate about getting my students to love the logic and beauty behind it too.  I just couldn’t resist pandering to the mathematical stereotype 🙂 )

via Daily Prompt: Stifle


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