I Wake Today

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From the book When the Teacher Isn't Looking

I wake today,
get out of bed,
then stretch and yawn
and scratch my head.

I find my clothes.
I pull them on
while stifling
another yawn.

I grab a breakfast
bar for fuel,
and hoist my pack
and head to school.

When I arrive
I’m truly shocked.
The lights are off.
The door is locked.

I check my watch.
It’s me, not them.
I woke too soon.
It’s 4am.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: School Poems

Poetic Techniques: Irony, Narrative Poems


From the Book When the Teacher Isn't Looking

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