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

  • (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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  • (5/16/2018 8:28:00 PM)


    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha (Report) Reply

  • (5/16/2018 8:26:00 PM)


    it was my brother laght (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2018 12:30:00 AM)


    Anyone from Apple pencil cormercial? (Report) Reply

    (5/16/2018 8:31:00 PM)

    you have such a good sentens

  • (5/2/2018 11:04:00 AM)


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    (5/16/2018 8:29:00 PM)

    nice that is too much

  • (4/29/2018 1:36:00 AM)


    It is an AMAZING poem. It is a hilerous poem for kids (Report) Reply

  • (4/28/2018 9:49:00 AM)


    BEST POEM EVER so funny for kids it’s amazing! (Report) Reply

  • (4/26/2018 10:23:00 AM)


    i love this poem tooooooooooooooooooo funny! (Report) Reply

  • (4/25/2018 7:06:00 PM)


    I LOVE THIS POEM! it is sooooo funny! (Report) Reply

  • (4/25/2018 5:26:00 AM)


    Very nice song with rhyming words. I love the song you wrote about homework. (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2018 5:10:00 PM)


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

  • (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

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015



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