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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 devour voraciously (often followed by down)., 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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