Today I Had a Rotten Day
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Today I had a rotten day.
As I was coming in from play
I accidentally stubbed my toes
and tripped and fell and whacked my nose.
I chipped a tooth. I cut my lip.
I scraped my knee. I hurt my hip.
I pulled my shoulder, tweaked my ear,
and got a bruise upon my rear.
I banged my elbow, barked my shin.
A welt is forming on my chin.
My pencil poked me in the thigh.
I got an eyelash in my eye.
I sprained my back. I wrenched my neck.
I’m feeling like a total wreck.
So that’s the last time I refuse
when teacher says to tie my shoes.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2007. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 2
Topics: School Poems
Poetic Techniques: Irony, List Poems, Narrative Poems
From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies
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