I Didn’t Do My Homework… by Libby Hathorn


We had a small fire in the kitchen,

The bathroom flooded too,

The dog ran away,

My Gran came to stay,

My book was torn in two!

Kittens were born,

Right on the lawn

And then there was

This awful storm.

I lost my only pencil,

The baby ate the stencil,

The power went off,

I got this cough

And an ache in the head

So I had to go to bed…

Mum said.

I didn’t do my homework

But don’t get mad with me,

I’ll do it tonight

And get it all right

Just you wait and see…


Source: Talks with my skateboard: A  Collection of poems by Libby Hathorn.  ABC, 1991.


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