There are a million, billion reasons
Why their homework’s not been done,
But, listed here. are some of them
And I think you’ll find them fun:
'My baby brother tore it up
And ate it for his tea.'
'Our puppy came and sniffed at it,
Then used it for a wee.'
'I left it in the house somewhere,
But where, I had forgotten.
Dad, thinking it was toilet paper,
Used it on his bottom.'
'It got mixed with the washing,
Then went through the machine,
But look! We saved the paper
And it came out really clean!'
'I prefer to do my homework
In the cemetery at night - b u t
A ghost came up and scared me
And I dropped it in my fright.'
'My psychiatrist told me yesterday
That it’s not good for the brain,
So I quickly tore my homework up
And chucked it down the drain.'
The reasons why it’s not been done
Can really be absurd.
Now teacher where’s your thinking cap?
Get ready with your words!
So, what funny excuses can you make?
Copyright on all my poems
Teachers and children MUST have liked my school poems because they all went into books in 2010 - (almost 400 then). I hope you like them too. Josie