Friday, August 22, 2014

Quote of the Week

"What I Found in My Desk

A ripe peach with an ugly bruise,
a pair of stinky tennis shoes,
a day-old ham-and-cheese on rye,
a swimsuit that I left to dry,
a pencil that glows in the dark,
some bubble gum found in the park,
a paper bag with cookie crumbs,
an old kazoo that barely hums,
a spelling test I almost failed,
a letter that I should have mailed,
and one more thing, I must confess,
a note from teacher: Clean This Mess!!!!”

—Bruce Lansky, Poet and Anthologist (No More Homework! No More Tests!; Mary Had a Little Jam; Peter, Peter, Pizza-Eater; If Kids Ruled the School)

Text © Bruce Lansky, from No More Homework! No More Tests! illustrated by Stephen Carpenter; published by Meadowbrook Press.

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