Get Off Your Sister’s Homework

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“Get off your sister’s homework!”
I heard my mother shriek.
“Don’t sit on that!
Your sister’s been at work on that all week!

“Get off your sister’s homework!
Please show her some respect.
I think you may have smashed it.
Her experiment is wrecked!

“Get off your sister’s homework!
That wasn’t very nice.
You’ve ruined all her effort,
and she’ll have to do it twice.

“Get off your sister’s homework!
Now please come over here
and let me scrape your sister’s
slugs and earthworms off your rear.”

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2004. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Poems about Friends and Family, School Poems, Science and Technology Poems


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