Johanna, George and Ron and I
Were chatting loudly– none were shy
When Khanh-Duc ordered QUIET PLEASE
(We obeyed ‘cos she‘s a real hard-cheese)
„You’ve met your table-mates. So now,
We’ll learn each other’s names somehow“
Sandra, Uwe and a Doll
Whose beauty had me quite enthralled,
„I’m Mrs Phillip,I’m his wife“
„I’m Phillip. I’ve a happy life.“
„My name is Ken, but I’m a Pat“
Said Laura, „Me too. Fancy dat.“
How do your students compare
With an orange, grape, or pear?
And when you’re finished make a list
of things you do when you are pissed
off with orange pear or grape.
That’s how a workshop can take shape.
We were laughing, talking loud
When we were gate-crashed by a crowd
of people who devote some time
to teaching kids in Palestine.
Some charming young folk showed a play
And though it sounds like a cliche
For though they live in such far parts
They zoomed directly to our hearts
The raffle was a huge success
The ticket callers were the best
Everybody won a prize
Khanh-Duc should be lionized
The grub was great, I had the fish
But all were happy with their dish
And then we parted from new friends
Before I go, I have to drool
The new Website looks really cool.
A one-stop place for everything.
Thanks to all you folks who bring
The fresh effusions of your mind
Thank you. You are smart and kind.
– Lorcan Flynn