Putrid Poetry: Day 22: Rules from Mom and Dad [Poetry Friday]

Dr. Louis Pasternak Skullstench: Stealth Poet
Poetry Assignment #22: An Opposites Poem

Rules from Mom and Dad

Chew with your mouth closed
Always say please
Sit still in your chair
It’s not nice to tease

Rules I Wish I Could Give Mom and Dad

Don’t kiss me in public
Don’t ruffle my hair
Don’t beat box or skateboard
Or make my friends stare

More rules:
Do not call me sweetie!
Do not put my underwear on a clothesline!
Do not pick your nose in the car!

An excellent poem, Louis! It was refreshing to see you find humor without resorting to grossness.

More talent share practice.
Marty juggled tomatoes. (Miss S wouldn’t let him share his best talent, either.)
This was shaping up to be one pathetic talent share. Besides a bunch of boring or lame talents, Mr. Jones was going to give a dramatic monolog reading. I had heard stories from 5th graders about that torture.
I had to do something.
Better yet, Dr. Skullstench: Stealth Poet had to do something.

 

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Jama Rattigan, the foodie who loves children’s literature, has the Poetry Friday Roundup at Jama’s Alphabet Soup. And she’s celebrating Laura Shovan’s new novel in verse, which I am looking forward to reading. Now, go devour some poetry:>)

10 Responses

    1. Thank you, Catherine! I’m sure students could add to Louis’ list, too:D

    1. Thanks, Jan–kids often feel so powerless. It would be fun for them to imagine setting the rules…

  1. How I wish I’d thought to have my students write “rules” for their parents! I’ll share with former colleagues, and perhaps they’ll do it. Wonderful, Laura.

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