Dawn Reader

Dawn Reader
from Open Door Coffee Co.; Hudson, OH; Oct. 26, 2016

Friday, August 23, 2013

Spoon River Middle School: 44

Unsigned/No Name

Assigned Poem—turned in without a name.

A Sonnet You Made Me Write

A ssignments should be very short—and fun—
S ince me and other kids don’t like to write,
S ince I must wait until my homework’s done
I f I have plans to text with friends tonight.
“G o to your room and do what you must do!”
N ow, that is what my parents always say
E ach evening when our lousy dinner’s through,
D espite my urge to work … some other day.

S o often I will say, “I have no work”
O r otherwise convince them that I’m free—
N ot that I think I really ought to shirk—
N ot that I think the world revolves for me.
            E nough of this!  I’m sick of homework’s trap—
            T his endless, boring, sonnet-writing crap!

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