WHEN I SAT FOR MY JUNIOR EXAMINATION


WHEN I SAT FOR MY JUNIOR EXAMINATION

I failed every subject

Except one

I passed history

I answered one question on CROMWELL

My mother said I was a genius

My classmate Jimmy Muldoon got six honours

His mother castigated him for not getting seven honours

I parcelled my little triumphs

And was happy

In later life Jimmy achieved great things

But was miserable

I achieved small achievements and I was happy.