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   The Bus ride home is going slow -

Another 15 stops to go.



Apaper airplane whizzes by

And someone just spit in myeye.



The smell of hairspray in the air,

My bratty sisterpulls my hair.



As I look up, what do ya know -

Another 13stops to go.



The driver's music loud and clear,

I think I'mdeaf in my left ear.



A kid who sits in front has candy,

Apiece would surely be quite handy.



I try to get a piece - just one-

But when I get there, he's all done.



As I look up, whatdo ya know -

Another 8 more stops to go.



This cute girl'ssitting in the rear,

I'd rather be there instead ofhere.



But just as I start moving back,

I fall with agigantic crack!



Some stupid kids who think they'recool

Tripped me so I'd look like a fool



I hate to say theirplan did work,

I feel like a humungous jerk.



I'll slip intothe seat and then,

I'll never show my face again.



As I lookup, what do you know -

Another 5 whole stops to go.



MyEnglish book is what I need,

I think I will curl up andread.



Just when I get into the book,

Charlie gives me aweird look.



Kicks me right in the rear end,

And I thoughthe was my best friend.



A "Kick Me" sign was on myback,

And then I get a kick from Jack.



There's hoots oflaughter everywhere,

Because my pants now have a tear.



As Ilook up, what do ya know -

Another 2 more stops to go.



I'mstarting to feel drowsy now,

Just one more stop, almost therenow.



As I start to drift away,

Some kid yells out to me,"Hey! Hey!"



"Your stop has gone and passed youby!"

I feel as if I'm gonna die.



Everybody laughs andcheers,

Right now I think I'm close to tears.



The driverpats me on the back,

"I'll drop you off on the wayback.



Don't be sad it won't go slow

Only 30 stops togo."




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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Humanoid_Storm said...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm
Humorous! The rhyming was brilliant. Awesome job.
 
Yasmeen said...
Jan. 1, 2011 at 5:19 pm
Amazing and funny, has a great twist at the end! Keep it up! If anything, just work on your spacing a bit! Perfect, though!
 
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