Poetry Thursday

A continuation of our series,

“Poems Even a Middle Schooler Will Like.”

Homework, You Stink!
by Shel Silverstein

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

I simply don’t see why you even exist. 

If you’d just disappear, it would tickle me pink. 

Homework, oh homework, I hate you, you stink!

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3 Responses to Poetry Thursday

  1. Aunt Zona says:

    That’s fabulous!

  2. I love all of his poems .. some of them are quite creepy.

  3. nanacilla says:

    So appropriate for this point in your life!

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