Coach Roth

(9/11/57 / East Dubuque, IL)

In Case You're Paying Attention


The assignment was simple...
write a poem about Spring,
but it was third grade
and no one had explained to me
the finer points of plagiarism...
so I submitted...

'Spring has sprung,
the grass is riz'...
I wonder where
the flowers is.'

Mother called in for a conference.

Submitted: Friday, March 14, 2008

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  • Marilyn Lott (4/22/2008 2:28:00 AM)

    I never like writing poems when I had to, only many years later when I didn't. Very sweet story, Coach.

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (4/16/2008 9:45:00 AM)

    Oh, that's one of my favorites! I think I've said it a thousand times, and it still applies. Brought back some silly memories - thanks!
    Linda :) (Report) Reply

  • Pablo Forever (3/21/2008 3:12:00 AM)

    Very nice to read this....especially on a day when it is raining and lots of people are talking about death and politics etc. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Don Mcwilliams (3/14/2008 1:35:00 PM)

    Well, there are only so many ideas under the sun...Even Shakespeare was accused of thievery. Thanks for the laugh.

    Best,
    Don (Report) Reply

  • Danny Reynolds (3/14/2008 1:24:00 PM)

    Cute one Coach. That's the problem with seasonal poetry. Each year, trying to find a different way to describe the same thing, or the same way to describe a different thing. Luckily, amnesia eases the guilt.
    Danny; ¬) (Report) Reply

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