Today I sent up a prayer of thanks
As the skies openned
And rain bucketed down.
Thunder rumbled overhead
And gutters overflowed.
I thanked my diety of choice
That I was not in a classroom.
Twelve year olds are not that calm
When outside the rain is gushing.
They squeal and ponder ridiculous thoughts
About how they will all get home.
Forgetting that the day ends something like 3 hours from now.
You finally get them nice and teachable
Then the thunder strikes over head
And you are back to square one.
So today when it started raining
I had just finished with my class
Off to another teacher
Whilst I returned in comfort
To my dry and empty staff room and
I thanked God I was not teaching
Whilst the rain and storm came down.