I’m Staying at Home

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I’m staying at home
and I’m staying in bed
and I’m not gonna go into school.
I’m tired of coaches.
I’m tired of teachers.
I think they’re all crabby and cruel.

So try if you like
but you can’t make me go,
whatever you do or you say.
They’re having a party?
With cupcakes and presents?
Well, maybe I’ll go just today.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: School Poems

Poetic Techniques: Lyric & Dramatic Poems, Rhyme Schemes


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