I Raised My Hand in Class
A Funny School Poem for Kids
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I raised my hand in class this morning,
sitting in the back.
The teacher didn’t see, I think.
Instead she called on Jack.
I stretched my hand up higher,
but she called on Zach and Zoe.
I started bouncing up and down,
but, still, she called on Chloe.
I waved my arms but, even so,
she didn’t call on me.
She called on Bryan, Brooklyn, Billy,
Bailey, Ben, and Bree.
She called on Taylor, Tristan, Thomas,
Trinity, and Ty.
Then, finally, she called my name.
I breathed a heavy sigh.
She asked me for the answer.
I just frowned and clenched my knees,
and said, “I’ve no idea,
but could I use the bathroom, please?”
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 2
Topics: School Poems
Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Dialogue, Irony, List Poems, Narrative Poems
From the book The Armpit of Doom
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