Our Teacher Sings the Beatles

A Poem About Music for Kids

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From the book The Armpit of Doom

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Our teacher sings The Beatles.
She must know every song.
We ask her please to stop
but she just sings, “It Won’t Be Long.”

And then she croons like Elvis.
She clearly thinks it’s cool.
And if we beg her not to
she just belts out, “Don’t be Cruel.”

She then does Michael Jackson.
It drives us nearly mad.
We have to cover up our ears
because she’s singing, “Bad.”

She winds up with The Wiggles
or else a Barney song,
and, even worse, she tells us all
that we should sing along.

It’s all my fault she does this.
I feel like such a fool.
I wish I’d never brought
my karaoke box to school.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Music Poems, Poems about Kooky Characters, School Poems

Poetic Techniques: Dialogue, Irony, Narrative Poems

 


From the Book The Armpit of Doom


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