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Jacob Gifford

Rookie (1995 / plano Illinois)

what is school like?


School is like a prison
We can’t leave,

School is like an island
We are all trapped,

School is like a pie
It is good at first until you reach the crust,

School is like a toilet
It is full of germs,

School is like a salad
You have to put something on it to make it better,

School is like a stupid cat
It never dies,

School is like a garbage truck
It smells, it’s big and you can here it from a mile away,

School is like a baby
It always needs your attention,

School is like a shark
It just keeps chasing,

School is like going to jail
You never want to go back,

Submitted: Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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  • Rookie Ja Pa (5/9/2013 3:47:00 PM)

    you are totally wrong school is fun and it will help you to get into college. after you go to college you can get a job that you can in joy. so don't ruin your education by being stupid and this is coming from a 13 year old. Trust me life will be soooooooo much better when you get the job you want (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Naz Nen (6/28/2010 9:33:00 AM)

    ur poem is realy realy good it express all what i feel 4 skool, and wt most of us feel , gd written (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cleide Tatyana Almeida (6/1/2010 2:38:00 PM)

    Your lines are short and written in simple English that isn't monotonous to read...as to your opinion, it's relative: school was like that for me as a junior but in my senior years it was simply awesome...but anyone that's ever has a bad day at school can relate to what you wrote (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Victoria Mbali (2/12/2010 11:03:00 AM)

    you've stated clearly your school feeling nicely, but I disagree school on my perspective, protects, feeds you information that you are not forced to eat, basically school is what you make of it, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tony M (12/2/2009 9:48:00 PM)

    add this:
    school is like hell,
    your never safe 'till the bell. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Christian Navarro (8/30/2009 11:01:00 PM)

    good similies, satisfactory description... i jjust don't agree with all these... school is what you want it to be.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Charlie Paino (3/9/2009 3:39:00 AM)

    I totally agree on that one! ! !
    School is like HELL! ! ! !
    I mean they could at least make school much more fun! ! ! !
    Anyway like I said I TOTALLY agree on that one! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    Awesome job! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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