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   Don't you like school
Now read along
See Dick and Jane
See Spot run
Pay attention
Look at the board
Can't you pay attention
Two plus two is
Four times eight is
No
You're wrong
Wrong
Come on
This is easy
Why can't you understand
Understand what I'm saying
Can you understand what I'm saying
Ring around the rosy
Don't let him play
He throws like a girl
You throw like a gi-irl
You throw like a gi-irl
Get away from me
I don wanna be your friend
You've got kooties
You're so stupid
Stupid
A pocket full of posies
Your teacher wants to see me again
Again
He wants to see me again
Why don't you try harder
Can't you do anything right
Why can't you be like everyone else
Everyone else can comprehend
Why can't you be like everyone else
If you don't apply yourself
You'll never amount
You'll never amount
You'll never amount
Amount to anything
Anything
Why are
You
So
Far
Behind
You've got to work
It's your future
Future
Ashes ashes
All right
We'll try it
One
More
Time
Two plus two is
Four times eight
Why can't you get this
I don't understand why
You
Can't
Keep
Up
Simple directions
Are all they are
Everyone else understands
Why can't you understand
Why can't you be like everyone else
Everyone else
Has been trying their best to help you
Their best
We all fall down

by Virginia Jackson, Bridgewater, 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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mattisonteeter said...
Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:28 am
Wow, I was so moved by this. Thank you so much for sharing this.   -Mattison
 
Lindseyliar said...
Jun. 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm
I absolutely loved this.
 
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