Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry for Kids
Home  ·  Poems  ·  Books  ·  Games  ·  Videos  ·  Podcast  ·  News  ·  Links  ·  Search  ·  Your Account
  Login or Register
 Search this Site
 Sponsored Links

 Main Menu
 Poetry Fun
 Funny Poems
 Kenn's Books
 Poems by Category
 Poems by Reading Level
 Classic Poems
 Email Newsletter
 Mobile Apps
 Poems by Email
 Poetry Activities
 Poetry Lessons
 Poetry Quizzes
 Rhyming Dictionary
 Rhyming Word Lists
 Poetry Dictionary
 Surprise Me
 Web Links

 For Members
 Poetry Journals
 Your Account

 About Kenn Nesbitt
 For Parents
 For Teachers

 School Visits
 School Visits
 Skype Visits
 Event Calendar
 Where's Kenn?

 Privacy Policy
 Contact Kenn
 Kenn on Facebook
 Kenn on Google+
 Kenn on Twitter
 Kenn on YouTube
 Search this Site
 Link to Us

We received
page views since June 2004

 User Info
Welcome, Guest

Latest: jvs
New Today: 0
Yesterday: 0
Overall: 18458

People Online
Visitors: 105
Members: 0
Total: 105

Use these buttons to read Poetry4kids news and poems in your favorite RSS news reader.

Funny Poems
AddThis Feed Button

Poetry4kids News
AddThis Feed Button

Poetry4kids Videos
AddThis Feed Button

Follow Me on Twitter

Sharpen, Sharpen, Sharpen

A Pencil Sharpener Poem

From the book When the Teacher Isn't Looking

Sharpen, sharpen, sharpen.
I crank the handle fast.
Sharpen, sharpen, sharpen.
Until it's sharp at last.

Scribble, scribble, scribble.
Hey wait! It still won't write.
Sharpen, sharpen, sharpen.
I crank with all my might.

Sharpen, sharpen, sharpen.
It must be done, I guess.
Scribble, scribble, dribble.
Oh goodness, what a mess!

Darn it, darn it, darn it.
I guess I'll start again.
Teacher! Teacher! Teacher!
I need another pen.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2005 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

Print this Poem  Email this Poem  Post this Poem  Read Another

This poem appears in the book
When the Teacher Isn't Looking


On May 25, 2016 RoosterGirl from RoosterLand wrote:
So hilarious! I loved the ending!
On Feb 25, 2016 BriBri from China (Canadian Nationality) wrote:
Mr.Kenn Nesbitt I LOVE ALL YOUR BOOKS. P.S. I am from ISB where you visited
On May 3, 2015 unknow from usa wrote:
it really good
On Apr 13, 2015 cv from usa wrote:
loves it
On Jul 23, 2014 ontario from amarica wrote:
awesome poem :)

Use This Poem

Would you like to use this poem in your classroom? Would you like permission to reprint, record, recite or broadcast this poem, or set it to music? Please click on one of the following links for permissions and reprint rights information:

Reading Level of this Poem

Teachers may find this information useful. Please note that Lexile Measures are intended for prose, not poetry. So, technically, the Lexile Measure of any poem should be NP (for non-prose). Nevertheless, this information is frequently requested, so I provide the Lexile Measure for this poem as if it were prose. The Grade Level Average, below, may be a more accurate guide to the reading level of this poem.

Lexile Text Measure: 330L
 Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 3.2
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 2.2
Gunning-Fog Index: 2
SMOG Index: 2.3
Automated Readability Index: 3.9
Grade Level Average: 2.7
 Text Statistics
Word Count: 69 words
Line Count: 16 lines
Average Line Length: 4.3 words
Average Sentence Length: 4.9 words
Average Word Length: 4.8 letters
 Rate This Poem
Current Score: 4 stars (3.88)
Votes: 4406

Select Your Rating
I loved it! Loved it!
I liked it a lot! Liked it a lot.
I liked it. Liked it.
It was just okay. Just okay.
I didn't like it. Didn't like it.
 Sponsored Links
 Poem Stats
Viewed246984 times
Rated4406 times
Emailed351 times

About Us · Privacy Policy · Link to Us · Tell a Friend · Contact Us
Copyright © 2013 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.
Page Generation: 0.23 Seconds