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State Capitals

From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

Our homework assignment was simply to write down
the capitals of every state.
I wrote down MONTANA, NEW YORK, INDIANA.
I thought I was doing just great.

I wrote down ALASKA, WYOMING, NEBRASKA,
VIRGINIA, VERMONT, SOUTH DAKOTA.
I also wrote MARYLAND, UTAH, RHODE ISLAND,
CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MINNESOTA.

I wrote down all fifty and just to make certain,
I checked them and then double-checked them.
I handed mine in with the rest of the class
for the teacher to go and correct them.

I guess I must not have been paying attention,
or maybe I'm just a bit deaf.
Whatever the reason, I misunderstood,
so I got a capital "F."

--Kenn Nesbitt

 


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Revenge of the Lunch Ladies


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On Jun 21, 2011 paulina from u.s.a wrote:
amazaing and funny
On May 24, 2011 guru9876 from india wrote:
A lovely poem
On May 20, 2011 ps.123 from none you biz wax wrote:
so funny
On May 11, 2011 Mouaad from USA wrote:
LOL!
On Apr 26, 2011 Elaine from USA wrote:
This poem is hilarious! LUV IT,Kenn Nesbitt!

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