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From the book When the Teacher Isn't Looking
I overslept. I’m running late.
My mom is making such a fuss.
If I so much as hesitatehesitate to pause. to wait to act because of fear or indecision.
I probably will miss the bus.
I grab my socks and underwear
and quickly pull on all my clothes.
I haven’t time to comb my hair
or brush my teeth or blow my nose.
I wolf my breakfastwolf down to eat voraciously; to devour, kiss my mom,
and barrel madly out the door.
I’m feeling anything but calm.
I’ve never been this late before.
I run like crazy down the street.
I check my watch. It’s almost eight.
I wish I’d had some more to eat,
but, man, I simply can’t be late.
I barely make it there in time.
To miss the bus would not be cool.
I wouldn’t mind except that I’m
the guy who drives the kids to school.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 2
Topics: School Poems
From the Book When the Teacher Isn't Looking
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