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

  • (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

  • (12/16/2018 7:21:00 PM)

    I really like this poem because I really agree with this poem. I always study until 12a.m for homework even thiugh i'm in grade 5. I also like the rhyme and the story. I also learn about Jack Prelutsky in our school. I really like his poem. (Report) Reply

  • (11/29/2018 11:49:00 PM)

    I love this poem so much I’m going to write my own poem about homework! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

    (1/16/2019 8:36:00 PM)

    I’m replying to my own comment LOL

  • (11/26/2018 11:34:00 AM)

    This poem was one i did for a school talent show and i won second place. now people want me to teach it to them. (Report) Reply

  • (11/6/2018 11:59:00 AM)

    I love this poem I picked it for school AND I WON but now I have to read it info\rant of EVERYONE in my school 300 people (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2018 12:46:00 PM)

    Absolutely loved it did it in a poem competition (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2018 12:45:00 PM)

    Absolutely loved it did it in a poem competition (Report) Reply

  • (10/17/2018 5:24:00 PM)

    homework is th best: (: (: (: ( (Report) Reply

  • (10/16/2018 4:56:00 PM)

    love it this is the best poem ever to exist :) :) :) :) i hate you homework (Report) Reply

  • (10/16/2018 4:55:00 PM)

    yes yes yes! ! ! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) (Report) Reply

  • (10/9/2018 7:42:00 PM)

    I LOVE IT! So catchy homework oh homework I agree with jack! (Report) Reply

  • (9/25/2018 1:24:00 PM)

    your poem is soooooooooooooooo good. i love this poem sooooooooooooooo muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (Report) Reply

  • (9/8/2018 4:25:00 AM)

    your poem is soooooooooooo good. i love this poem soooooooooooo muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (Report) Reply

  • (9/5/2018 9:25:00 AM)

    you are a great poam wrighter i love doing homework oh homework i hate you i do that one for all my OLP/presantation (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2018 4:30:00 PM)

    Best poem ever! I've loved it since I've first heard it. (Report) Reply

  • (8/26/2018 9:16:00 PM)

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  • (8/14/2018 5:22:00 PM)

    I love your poem homework oh homework! my teacher makes us sing it every day! 😘 (Report) Reply

  • (7/25/2018 7:23:00 PM)

    I Feel Your Pain lets make a petition to end homework (Report) Reply

  • (6/8/2018 10:04:00 AM)

    I loved that u rimed the words and also I feel your pain! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

    (7/3/2018 5:39:00 AM)

    You spell rhymed like this⬅️

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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