Jack Prelutsky

(8 September 1940 / Brooklyn, New York)

Homework! Oh, Homework! - Poem by Jack Prelutsky

Homework! Oh, Homework!
I hate you! You stink!
I wish I could wash you away in the sink,
if only a bomb
would explode you to bits.
Homework! Oh, homework!
You're giving me fits.

I'd rather take baths
with a man-eating shark,
or wrestle a lion
alone in the dark,
eat spinach and liver,
pet ten porcupines,
than tackle the homework,
my teacher assigns.

Homework! Oh, homework!
you're last on my list,
I simple can't see
why you even exist,
if you just disappeared
it would tickle me pink.
Homework! Oh, homework!
I hate you! You stink!

Topic(s) of this poem: homework


Comments about Homework! Oh, Homework! by Jack Prelutsky

  • (5/15/2019 7:33:00 AM)

    i hate homework it suck. it needs a life (Report)Reply

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  • (5/5/2019 12:10:00 PM)

    sucker adad ad a da da d ad ad ad a d ad ad a da d (Report)Reply

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  • (4/22/2019 4:16:00 PM)

    have to say this on Wednesday! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/19/2019 9:12:00 AM)

    this poem was made for me (Report)Reply

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  • (4/11/2019 3:39:00 PM)

    Homework comes from school and school stands for Seven Crappy Hours Of Our Lives. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/11/2019 3:35:00 PM)

    Homework SUCKS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/11/2019 3:30:00 PM)

    I HATE homework sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! Thank you whoever wrote this poem! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/10/2019 9:10:00 AM)

    This poem literally describes my whole life ❤️❤️ (Report)Reply

    (4/10/2019 9:13:00 AM)

    I was going to say that exact same thing!

    (4/10/2019 9:11:00 AM)

    you are so right

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  • (4/3/2019 9:49:00 AM)

    I like this poem a lot. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍🤩🤩🤩🤩 (Report)Reply

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  • (3/26/2019 12:04:00 PM)

    i love this poem! it's great. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/22/2019 9:06:00 AM)

    when did you write it (Report)Reply

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  • (3/20/2019 8:14:00 AM)

    homework is mean i mean come on teachers (Report)Reply

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  • (3/19/2019 10:51:00 AM)

    I Love thia poem it describes how bad homework is :) (Report)Reply

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  • (2/12/2019 10:05:00 AM)

    I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove this poem (Report)Reply

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  • (2/1/2019 5:59:00 PM)

    I like the poem sooo much that I read it every day and every time (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (1/30/2019 5:34:00 AM)

    The poem reflects the feelings of students with regard to their Home Work.
    Based on Child Psychology. Amazing poem, I would like to translate. Thanks.
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  • (1/28/2019 1:55:00 PM)

    does anybody know what type of poem this is like is it traditional or is it organic (Report)Reply

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  • (1/28/2019 8:38:00 AM)

    It really tells my feelings that I express whit my homework (Report)Reply

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  • (1/17/2019 1:09:00 PM)

    Very Relatable, and I also think that homework should not be a thing because it takes away time with family like if you agree (Report)Reply

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  • (1/17/2019 12:51:00 PM)

    some one like my comment (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015



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