My Excuses

I started on my homework
but my pen ran out of ink.
My hamster ate my homework.
My computer's on the blink.

I accidentally dropped it
in the soup my mom was cooking.
My brother flushed it down the toilet
when I wasn't looking.

My mother ran my homework
through the washer and the dryer.
An airplane crashed into our house.
My homework caught on fire.

Tornadoes blew my notes away.
Volcanoes struck our town.
My homework was taken
by an evil killer clown.

Some aliens abducted me.
I had a shark attack.
A pirate swiped my homework
and refused to give it back.

It took so long to make these up
I realized, with dread,
it would have just been easier
to do the work instead.

by Arielle Perkins

Comments (9)

very cute and funny. the excuses are amazing for school! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
I wrote this poem in article
great poem! this poem is funny and shows how much us students dread homework. my teacher would practically send you to the office if you didn't do homework a.k.a. she would scream at you like crazy. anyways... i give a 10
I rated a 5 and a half sorry
Hey.... I loved your poem so much that it reminded me of some naughty students in my class! They make so many silly excuses, and then end up in trouble. And I know that they regret, and should have done the work instead.
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