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Today I Got a Valentine

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From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

Today I Got a Valentine
from everyone but Kay.
But that’s alright…
I never liked her that much anyway.

She never trades her Oreos.
She isn’t good at catch.
She doesn’t like my favorite bands.
Her socks don’t often match.

She doesn’t play computer games.
She wears her hair in braids.
She’s something of a teacher’s pet
and always gets good grades.

She dots her i’s with little hearts.
She’s always reading books.
Whenever I’m around, she gives me
such confusing looks.

But, oh my goodness, here comes Kay,
and what is this I see?
It seems she has an extra special
Valentine for me.

It’s big and red has the words
“Will you be mine today?”
I always said there’s no one else
I like as much as Kay.

 --Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

 


From the Book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies


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