Sonnet: When a Teacher Has Fears

This is a writing sample from Scripted writer Elizabeth Trach

(with apologies to Keats)

Sonnet: When a Teacher Has Fears

When I have fears red ink will cease to flow

Before my pen has found out ev'ry fault,

Before high piles of essays overflow

And floorward lilt in leafy somersault;

When I behold, upon the milk-white page

the typographical mistakes galore,

And think that I may never live to wage

Successful war as grammar's guarantor;

And when I feel, dear husband, all aswoon,

That I shall never look upon thee till

Report cards fly post-haste abroad in June

And school doors close at last!--then on the hill

'Tween sanity and madness teeter I,

And long for carefree days of mid-July.

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Elizabeth Trach
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Elizabeth Trach is a professional writer with experience writing online catalog copy, video scripts, press releases, landing pages for home decor and construction company websites, and how-to articles on dozens of fresh DIY topics. She is an expert blogger with a knack for breaking down complex topics into friendly, easily-digestible posts. With a Renassiance woman's interest in all forms of creative expression and human interest, she loves to dig into research for her writing projects. Her broad knowledge base elevates her work for clients and makes their projects sing. Elizabeth holds a master's degree in English and creative writing. Her ability to craft a well-turned metaphor sets apart her commercial writing, and her debut short story collection was published by Annorlunda Books in 2017. She’s also a master gardener who has wri...
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