Coach Roth

Rookie (9/11/57 / East Dubuque, IL)

In Case You'Re Paying Attention - Poem by Coach Roth

The assignment was simple...
write a poem about Spring,
but it was third grade
and no one had explained to me
the finer points of plagiarism...
so I submitted...

'Spring has sprung,
the grass is riz'...
I wonder where
the flowers is.'

Mother called in for a conference.

Comments about In Case You'Re Paying Attention by Coach Roth

  • Bethany Buhl (8/10/2008 12:42:00 AM)

    I never got caught doing that or maybe none of my teachers cared. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/27/2008 6:13:00 AM)

    Oh, that's really sweet. It gave me a smile, thankyou. (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (4/22/2008 2:28:00 AM)

    I never like writing poems when I had to, only many years later when I didn't. Very sweet story, Coach.

    Best Wishes,
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  • Linda Ori (4/16/2008 9:45:00 AM)

    Oh, that's one of my favorites! I think I've said it a thousand times, and it still applies. Brought back some silly memories - thanks!
    Linda :)
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  • (4/16/2008 2:08:00 AM)

    That's just hilarious, bouncy rhyme scheme and all. (My father used to quote that one at me) . Pay attention? One couldn't fail to! t x (Report) Reply

  • (3/23/2008 8:36:00 PM)

    Love this one! It's quirky and cute and light as a souffle. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • (3/21/2008 3:12:00 AM)

    Very nice to read this....especially on a day when it is raining and lots of people are talking about death and politics etc. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • (3/17/2008 12:09:00 AM)

    Thanks for a chuckle. Spring, bring, ring, sing... yep it is a seasonal thing. (Report) Reply

  • (3/14/2008 1:35:00 PM)

    Well, there are only so many ideas under the sun...Even Shakespeare was accused of thievery. Thanks for the laugh.

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  • (3/14/2008 1:24:00 PM)

    Cute one Coach. That's the problem with seasonal poetry. Each year, trying to find a different way to describe the same thing, or the same way to describe a different thing. Luckily, amnesia eases the guilt.
    Danny; ¬)
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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 14, 2008

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