Calculator, Calculator

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Calculator, calculator,
help me with my math.
Help me do my homework
or I’ll feel the teacher’s wrath.

Calculator, calculator,
add these numbers quick.
Truly you’re a wizard
with this tough arithmetic.

Calculator, calculator,
multiply, divide.
Decimals, percentages;
you solve them all with pride.

Calculator, calculator,
don’t be such a jerk.
Thank you for the answers
but you have to show your work.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: School Poems

Poetic Techniques: Lyric & Dramatic Poems, Repetition

 


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