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

  • (4/19/2018 5:10:00 PM)


    I love this poem, it is soo funny 😍.#homework hater4life (Report) Reply

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  • (4/18/2018 12:28:00 PM)


    I like this poem and so should you. Homework stinks and so does the flu.Homework hates me and I hate it too. Homework oh homework you shouldn't exist. Homework oh homework you smell like dead fish. I wish I could throw you in the sink and say bye bye you really stink (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2018 12:27:00 PM)


    I like this poem, and so should you. Homework stinks and so does the flu. Homework hates me, and I hate it too. Homework oh homework you should not exist. Homework oh homework you smell like dead fish. I wish I could throw you away in the sink, bye bye you really stink. We read the reviews and they agree too. We like this poem and so should you! (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2018 12:27:00 PM)


    I like this poem, and so should you. Homework stinks and so does the flu. Homework hates me, and I hate it too. Homework, oh homework you shouldn't exist. Homework, oh homework you smell like dead fish. I wish I could throw you away in the sink, and say, Bye, bye! You really stink. We read the reviews, and they agree too! We like this poem, and so should you! (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2018 12:26:00 PM)


    I like this poem, and so should you. Homework stinks and so does the flu. Homework hate me, and I do, too. Homework, oh homework you shouldn’t exit. Homework, oh homework you smell like dead fish. I wish I could throw you away in the sink. We read the reviews and they agree too. We like this poem and so should you! (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2018 12:25:00 PM)


    I like this poem, and so should you.Homework stinks and so does the flu. Homework hates me, and I hate it too. Homework, oh homework you shouldn't exist. Homework, oh homework you smell like dead fish. I wish I could throw you away in the sink, and say, Bye, bye! You really stink. We read reviews and they agree too! We like the poem and so should you! (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2018 4:59:00 PM)


    This is a great and hilarious poem (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2018 10:14:00 PM)


    This is why I moved here from California If you ban all homework. Then eliminate all schools. (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2018 8:15:00 PM)


    Delightful poem by a delightful poet. I've been teaching for 42 yrs am anti homework. (Report) Reply

  • (4/9/2018 8:37:00 PM)


    This is a wonderful poem by an inspiring creative children's poet. Lighten up prudes. (Report) Reply

  • (4/8/2018 11:49:00 PM)


    Jack Prelutsky is an American writer of children's poetry who has published over 50 poetry collections. He was named a U.S. Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2006. Suck on that, haters lol (Report) Reply

  • (4/8/2018 9:56:00 PM)


    A horrible poem
    Teaches kids terrible things
    Blowing up their homework
    Telling them to say thing stink
    Also, showing homework as bad
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  • (3/31/2018 10:55:00 PM)


    Change SIMPLE to SIMPLY and you'll have this one right
    But thanks for the rest, it's a wonderful sight!
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  • (3/31/2018 5:47:00 PM)


    As an educator we think, We Don’t Need No Education (song) ranks right up there with Homework Oh Homework. (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2018 12:07:00 PM)


    ever since my teacher mentioned this to me i loved this thank you for making this it is proaboly the best poem ever i just told my mom and said it was true (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2018 11:53:00 AM)


    this is my fav pome ever (Report) Reply

  • (3/28/2018 8:49:00 AM)


    I love that this poem only has 2 stars on this site and Apple just used it on their latest iPad promo that made for a powerful ad. One man's trash is another man's treasure! (Report) Reply

    (3/29/2018 11:52:00 AM)

    thants not nice

  • (3/25/2018 7:24:00 PM)


    I HATE this poem (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2018 4:50:00 PM)


    yes no hate homework (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2018 12:33:00 PM)


    this is an awesome poem! ! ! i hate homework (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015



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