Shel Silverstein

(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999 / Chicago/ Illinois)

The Homework Machine - Poem by Shel Silverstein

The Homework Machine,
Oh, the Homework Machine,
Most perfect
contraption that's ever been seen.
Just put in your homework, then drop in a dime,
Snap on the switch, and in ten seconds' time,
Your homework comes out, quick and clean as can be.
Here it is— 'nine plus four?' and the answer is 'three.'
Oh me . . .
I guess it's not as perfect
As I thought it would be.

Topic(s) of this poem: homework

Comments about The Homework Machine by Shel Silverstein

  • (4/10/2018 3:17:00 PM)

    in this poem i disliked is..... beacuse why does it need mony (Report) Reply

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  • (2/21/2018 11:11:00 AM)

    THis poem makes smile that my house looks like a mess pile. (Report) Reply

  • (2/21/2018 11:11:00 AM)

    That I want one so then I will not have to do any more work. (Report) Reply

  • (2/12/2018 2:36:00 PM)

    i love this so much it reminds me of vietnam (Report) Reply

  • (1/1/2018 10:31:00 PM)

    i hate t5hisssss s s s s s (Report) Reply

    (4/16/2018 3:36:00 PM)

    Why do you hate this?

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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