My Parents Are Making Me Crazy
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My parents are making me crazy.
They’re driving me utterly mad.
I’m mental because of my mother.
I’m losing it thanks to my dad.
My mom tells me, “Go do your homework,”
and dad’s yelling, “Vacuum the floors!”
Then mom says, “Turn off the TV now,”
and dad hollers, “Finish your chores!”
With all of their grousing and griping,
my brain is beginning to hurt.
My dad’s shouting, “Clean up the kitchen!”
My mom’s saying, “Tuck in your shirt!”
I feel like I’m losing my marbles.
If I go bananas today,
then please give this note to my parents
when the funny farm takes me away.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 2
Topics: Poems about Friends and Family
From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups
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