My Computer Ate My Homework
My computer ate my homework.
Yes, it’s troublesome, but true.
Though it didn’t gnaw or nibble
and it didn’t chomp or chew.
It digested it completely.
It consumed my homework whole,
when I pressed the Shift and Enter keys
instead of Shift-Control.
It devoured my hours of typing,
every picture, chart and graph,
and it left me most unsettled
when I thought I heard it laugh.
I would guess it was a virus,
or it could have been a worm,
that deleted every bit
but didn’t prompt me to confirm.
I suppose I might have pressed Escape
instead of pressing Save,
but, regardless, my computer
now will never misbehave.
For I found a good solution
and I smiled to hear the crash,
when I chucked it out the window
and it landed in the trash.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved. From When the Teacher Isn't Looking: and Other Funny School Poems. Running Press. 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).