Professor Cuttlefish? I’m scared;
I feel I might be unprepared—
I understand your point, but see,
I think I disagree!
My other classes share a view
That isn’t really shared by you
It sometimes feels like splitting hairs,
But really, I like theirs!
I’ve got this fear I cannot mask
So, much as I’m afraid to ask,
Still, all in all, I think it best…
Will this be on the test?
I don’t mean will it just be there—
Of course it will, I’m well aware—
But will it cost me points? A few?
To disagree with you?
Your other classes disagree—
With what you’ve learned, so far, from me;
It’s possible, of course, they might
Just have the view that’s right
It could just be that I am wrong—
I’ve been deluded all along—
Succumbing to some oversight
And you could set me right
The only thing that I demand
Is that you truly understand;
To know that what I mean is this
Before you just dismiss.
And if your answers represent
The point of view I really meant
While disagreeing anyway…
You’ll still have earned your “A”
And when, sometime, you recognize
Your other profs are telling lies
About my different point of view…
Then (really!), good for you!
Based on a comment from a student this week, but changed and distorted beyond any recognition, cos I don’t like to write about my real life.