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Math Student
Woe to the math student,
In an advanced class,
Who tries oh so hard,
And yet can’t seem to pass
The equations are evil,
The numbers, nonsense
And all the test grades
Contain dark suspense

Woe to the math student,
A slave to the book
Odd answers are in back –
Oh so tempting to look
Who studies for hours,
And stares at the page,
The body is paralyzed,
But inside, so much rage

Woe to the math student,
Doomed to the grave,
If surviving to the bell,
The soul may be saved,
But oh, when returned home
There awaits homework,
The student, in despair,
Calls the teacher a jerk

Woe to the math student
Who will surely die
The numbers are deadly,
And no one knows why
The brain has shut down,
The body is weak,
And oh, what’s awaiting
In math class next week?

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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aspiring.author.09 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 1, 2009 at 11:18 pm:
I've tried explaining it to EVERYONE, but no one understand how I can be SO GOOD at writing and SO BAD at math. I'm not someone who likes the whole black and white, but rather the whole rainbow, if you know what I mean. Very witty, cute and good job coming up with the rhyming, it must have been a challenge.
 
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Sunshineyday said...
Sept. 1, 2009 at 7:28 pm:
great poem. this sounds like me!
 
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AmnyR said...
Sept. 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm:
ha ha ha i love this! my thoughts exactly! tehe, great job!
 
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roses.have.thorns. said...
Dec. 5, 2008 at 10:27 am:
hehe that is great
 
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DaretoDream said...
Dec. 6, 2008 at 5:45 pm:
Love it! Very true!
 
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JessicaL said...
Dec. 9, 2008 at 11:10 pm:
Thanks guys! I was hoping that others would enjoy reading it and be able to relate!
 
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Richard C. said...
Dec. 7, 2008 at 5:01 am:
Very good.
 
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