We’re having a Halloween party at school.
I’m dressed up like Dracula. Man, I look cool!
I dyed my hair black and I cut off my bangs.
I’m wearing a cape and some fake plastic fangs.
I put on some makeup to paint my face white
like creatures that only come out in the night.
My fingernails, too, are all pointed and red.
There’s no doubt I look like the evil undead.
My mom drops me off and I run into school
and suddenly feel like the world’s biggest fool.
The other kids stare like I’m some kind of freak.
The Halloween party is not till next week.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved. From When the Teacher Isn't Looking: and Other Funny School Poems. Running Press. Illustration by Rafael Domingos. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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From When the Teacher Isn't Looking: and Other Funny School Poems
Students and teachers will roar as Kenn Nesbitt pokes fun at silly school topics with dozens of wacky poems.
Who knew school lunches and detention could be so funny? Kenn Nesbitt, that’s who! Do you attend a school like the one Kenn Nesbitt describes in this hysterically funny collection of poems? There’s a frenzied food fight in the cafeteria. For show-and-tell, kids burp the ABCs. Recently, “pet days” have been banned (and for good reason). And the funniest things happen when the teacher isn’t looking. Kids and teachers rate these rhymes A+ (and you will, too).