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"hmmm ..."

History - C
Anatomy - D
English - C
Algebra - B
Religion - C

She is NOT gonna be happy.
She is NOT gonna like this.
What will I say?
How could I do this?

I thought I did well.
There goes my social life.
What was I thinking?
I'm getting a knife!

Let's not be drastic.
It's just a report card.
I can bring them up.
It can't be that hard.

I'll get extra help.
I'll stay after school.
They should have made me do good!
There should be a rule.

Yeah, that's what I'll say, I'm not to blame.
The teachers just stink.
Six kids got the same.

She won't buy that speech.
It sounds too rehearsed.
Just hope for the best.
But be ready for the worst.

O.K., here I go.
I'm weeping in sorrow,
Yes... she's asleep.
I'll tell her tomorrow.

by N. M.,
Milton, MA


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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David M. said...
Aug. 18, 2008 at 2:05 am
you nailed this one - fun to read; right to the heart of report card angst.
 
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