Chemistry Class This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   CHEMISTRY CLASS

Hydrogen and lithium,
Atoms galore.

I think I'm in the wrong class,
Just point me to the door.

Test tubes and chemicals,
Anyone have a match?

My lab partner's passed out,
My goggles have a scratch.

Nitrogen and chlorine,
Oh, what a treat.

Why did I sign up for this class?
Oh yeah, I thought it would be neat.

Protons and electrons,
What is an atomic number?

Do I add or subtract?
Boy, I couldn't be dumber.

Neon and cobalt,
I found zinc's atomic mass.

Is tellurium a solid,
Or is it a noble gas?

Carbon and helium,
Does the Periodic Table ever test?

I should have stayed home today.
Please tell me that's not a test.

Frustration and confusion,
That's what I've found here.

I will figure it out some day.
It just might take an extra year.

by Kristen C., Walker, MO


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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