My Excuses Poem by Arielle Perkins

My Excuses

Rating: 4.5

I started on my homework
but my pen ran out of ink.
My hamster ate my homework.
My computer's on the blink.

I accidentally dropped it
in the soup my mom was cooking.
My brother flushed it down the toilet
when I wasn't looking.

My mother ran my homework
through the washer and the dryer.
An airplane crashed into our house.
My homework caught on fire.

Tornadoes blew my notes away.
Volcanoes struck our town.
My homework was taken
by an evil killer clown.

Some aliens abducted me.
I had a shark attack.
A pirate swiped my homework
and refused to give it back.

It took so long to make these up
I realized, with dread,
it would have just been easier
to do the work instead.

Junior Sinchi 14 January 2009

I rated a 5 and a half sorry

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Isha Mistry 12 April 2008

Hey.... I loved your poem so much that it reminded me of some naughty students in my class! They make so many silly excuses, and then end up in trouble. And I know that they regret, and should have done the work instead.

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Moya Levy 07 March 2006

like this it made me smile! moya xx

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Jelika Ponutra 28 January 2008

Very cute, actually.

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Kevin Maresco 30 December 2007

it made me snicker BUT it is true lol :)

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The Syd 22 April 2022

it is really good. I think I read it to my class.

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Ray 01 November 2021

Very Cool And Sweet

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aaaayyyaaalllaaa 25 June 2018

very cute and funny. the excuses are amazing for school! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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uki adhikari 05 March 2018

I wrote this poem in article

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Silverlight Chen 21 May 2009

great poem! this poem is funny and shows how much us students dread homework. my teacher would practically send you to the office if you didn't do homework a.k.a. she would scream at you like crazy. anyways... i give a 10

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