A Slight Misunderstanding

December 21, 2009
By John Cotone BRONZE, South Plainfield, New Jersey
John Cotone BRONZE, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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"Boys and girls will you please just quiet down and listen here?
I have an important announcement, however don't fear.
Thursday is your chapter ten test, be sure to study.
In order to get a good grade, review with a buddy.

The defined looks on the student's faces screamed with great fright,
from the fear that they'll be studying the entire night.
However, I thought to myself, "This won't be so bad".
Im so glad I'm not like the others, getting all sad.

I opened my book to chapter ten page one thirty nine.
Then I looked for someone to study with, Caroline!
We always work great together and get all our work done.
We try to have a good time, however math is no fun.

To begin our studing we went over chapter ten.
We did many problems, just about thirty. And then,
"Bing, Bing, Bing." That's the bell, time to go home and continue.
This chapter is so formidable, this cannot be true.

As I walked home, I dreaded studying for this math test.
If I study a lot I will be better than the rest.
I walked in the door and got straight to work, no time to play.
If only, if only he mentioned this another day.

The night came closer and I grew tired, it's time to sleep.
I just wish this book did not look like words in a great heap.
As I slip into my dreams, thoughts of tests embody me.
Oh when will this horrid nightmare just stop and leave me be?

In the morning I was awoken by the bright sun light.
Sometimes I wish to be like the other kids, simply bright.
I got ready for school just like always, and off I was.
Just when I think the dat cannot get any worse, it does.
As i skim through the stations, I filled with much enmity.
This can't be happening,. Will anyone give me pity?
Apparently, I will not be taking my test today.
While listening to the radio I heard it's Wednesday.

I studied hard for that just to find out its tomorrow.
Just the thought of all that studying fills me with sorrow.
I went to school with a feeling of disbelief, no way.
How could I not have noticed that this test was not today?

The author's comments:
I was inspired by "Casey at Bat" by Thayer. This was a narrative poem that I read in school.

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