Kenn Nesbitt

(1962 / California / United States)

Homework Stew - Poem by Kenn Nesbitt

I cooked my math book in a broth
and stirred it to a steaming froth.
I threw in papers—pencils, too—
to make a pot of homework stew.

I turned the flame up nice and hot
and tossed my binder in the pot.
I sprinkled in my book report
with colored markers by the quart.

Despite its putrid, noxious gas,
I proudly took my stew to class.
And though the smell was so grotesque,
I set it on my teacher's desk.

My teacher said, 'You're quite a chef.
But still you're going to get an F.
I didn't ask for ‘homework stew,'
I said, ‘Tomorrow, homework's due.''

Topic(s) of this poem: homework


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  • (4/1/2016 11:28:00 PM)


    A humor greatly enjoyable by school going children. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015



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