Teacher, Teacher, How’s My Singing

(Sing to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," aka "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah")

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From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

Oh, I had to write a poem, ’cause my teacher said I should,
but the poems that I tried to write weren’t coming out so good,
and I figured everything I wrote would be misunderstood.
Instead I wrote this song.

Teacher, teacher, how’s my singing?
Is is fine or is it stinging?
Have your eardrums started ringing?
I hope you like my song.

Yes, I had to write a poem, but I couldn’t get it right,
though I sharpened all my pencils and I stayed up half the night,
so I grabbed my dictionary and I chucked it out of sight,
and then I wrote this song.


 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: School Poems, Super Silly Songs

Poetic Techniques: Narrative Poems, Rhyme Schemes


From the Book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

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