Criticise them to the core;
Reject them to isolate;
Blame them to humiliate;
Shame them to embarrass.
Is not wearing ‘the right’ uniform;
Does not have ‘the right’ haircut;
Is wearing shoes that aren’t polished;
Has trousers that are too short, for ‘your’ rules;
Keeps forgetting their homework;
Doesn’t learn their spellings;
Has turned up late ‘again’.
Please don’t reject them.
Help them by sharing the load;
Maybe carry the rucksack for them;
Just once in a while;
Just until the school day is over…