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School is a place where we may fail,

Receiving warnings through the mail.

Even though we try our best,

Our future lies in one big test.



We read old books in English class,

About a grand ol' dame and a dainty lass.

Is there a point in learning history?

Finding clues from an ancient mystery?



Who cares if the log of ten is one,

We find pleasure in having fun!

And science is a waste of time,

Telephones work because of a dime!



So I ask, "Why do we go to school?"

"To get an education, you fool!"

The future lies in our hands,

Because the "21st Century" is in demand.




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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silent-is-loud said...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 4:02 pm
that is so true!!
 
smartyypantsz000 said...
May 19, 2009 at 8:24 pm
Great job! Really caught my attention. Your poem is amazing, but try to work on the flow of the words instead of forcing them. I love it so much, though!
 
Lisa E. said...
May 19, 2009 at 12:31 am
amazing!! it was really good.
 
KassidyLeigh said...
May 18, 2009 at 9:24 pm
Different, pretty good. You should read 11:11 memories, it good too! Teen ink raw! Really good job!
 
brittany W. said...
May 18, 2009 at 9:01 pm
its very good
 
tamtam said...
May 18, 2009 at 7:58 pm
That was a okay. That was clever i agree. Great Job keep it up.:)
 
bookhugger14 said...
May 18, 2009 at 7:18 pm
this poem was okay - i think you should have a different title to grab peoples' attention because "School" sounds boring. the poem itself, however, was excellent! :)
 
alayapoetgirl said...
May 18, 2009 at 6:26 pm
OMG! As I was reading this poem it kept my attention the entire time. It never got boring. This is sooo true!!!
 
CressFerriera said...
May 18, 2009 at 1:24 pm
Not bad. I thought it would be dumb because of the rhyming, but it's pretty clever.
 
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