This is a little offering to any eleven plus children railing against the iniquity of having to work over the Christmas break. The great majority of eleven plus children will have the intellect of twelve and thirteen year olds – but the emotional stability of ten year olds. Their arguments, therefore, sometimes may appear to fail to have a fulsome resonance.
D.H. Lawrence (1885 to 1930) had a way with words – he sometimes wrote on rather earthy – and worthy – subjects. He did, once, write a few lines about `Work’.
There is no point in work
Unless it absorbs you
Like an absorbing game.
If it doesn’t absorb you
If it’s never any fun,
Don’t do it.
Perhaps some kind parents may be inclined to read these words to their aspiring candidate but beware the consequences. They could come back to bite you!