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If I Were the Principal

From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

If I were the Principal, boy, things would change.
Our school would be fun, if a little bit strange.
We'd keep kangaroos in the classrooms as pets.
We'd travel to Tonga and learn to fly jets.

We'd get to make movies, and all become stars.
For field trips we'd blast off on rockets to mars.
We'd learn to raise monsters and build time machines.
We'd surf on tsunamis in sleek submarines.

We'd learn to make robots with nuclear brains,
and dig up a dinosaur's fossil remains.
We'd battle with pirates and plunder their gold.
We'd duel with dragons for treasures untold.

We'd practice some potions and magical spells
to stink up the schoolyard with sickening smells,
to make us invisible, eighty feet tall,
or turn into liquid or walk through a wall.

Yes, if I were Principal, that's what we'd do.
We'd lock evil scientists up in the zoo,
while vanquishing villains and capturing crooks.
In other words, we would read many more books.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2009 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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On Nov 30, 2011 Tanmay from India wrote:
I remember reading this out on stage on Teachers' Day and how I had the teacher's rolling in laughter. Thanks Kenn, for giving me ideas for whenI'm gonna start a school
On Oct 23, 2011 Tallyyoungblood(poetry writer) from Mars;) wrote:
I love this poem! Although I think they would need less adults at this school. Because the teachers would all say no to everything (no offense to all you teachers out there, some of you are awesome:), so anyway loved the poem and keep writing more!
On Oct 20, 2011 Manahil Sandhu from Pakistan wrote:
I was in search of such type of poem. Ultimately I found this interesting poem. I like it very much. I shall recite it in school assembly.
On Oct 10, 2011 Tutret from India wrote:
Wonderful imagination & creativity! Your poems Rock!
On Apr 24, 2011 Pavithra Moorthy from United Arab Emirates wrote:
This is one my favourites and enjoy in reciting

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