Get Up! Get Up!

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“Get up! Get up! Get out of bed
you lazy bum, you sleepyhead.”
Yes, that is what my mother said
at eight-oh-five today.

She left the house and drove to work.
She’ll soon be feeling like a jerk
when she finds out — I have to smirk —
today is Saturday.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Poems about Friends and Family, School Poems

Poetic Techniques: Dialogue, Irony, Narrative Poems


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