At school today I saw a fight!
It really was an awful sight.
I watched them wrestle in the dirt –
it looked like they were getting hurt!
They kicked and scratched in direct view
of Mrs Smith – what would she do?
I stared transfixed as she stalked up
to those two foes – their time was up!
She put her hands upon her hips.
What reprimand would pass her lips?
‘Go on, you two,’ she said. That’s all.
That’s all it took to end the brawl.
Those fighters leapt into the air
and flew away to who knows where.
I think those birds forgot the rule
that you must never fight at school.
© Kristin Martin 2017