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Topic: Much Ado about Nothing (not about the play) (07/28/11)
TITLE: Such a Fuss for Nothing
By Verna Cole Mitchell
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When I wonít do my work.
Itís really not that big a deal,
But still, she goes berserk.
She says we canít chew bubble gum.
Thatís such a silly rule,
And when I chew it anyway,
She loses all her cool.
When I am late to class, she acts
Like thatís a major crime.
Itís just a couple minutes, but
It gets her every time.
Thereís nothing wrong with standing up
To tell the class some jokes,
But youíd think from the way she acts,
Iíd killed a bunch of folks.
When I start mocking when she speaks,
She thinks that Iím a jerk.
Her face gets red all over, while
I just sit there and smirk.
She has no patience, none at all.
I think itís kind of odd,
The way she lost her mind because
Iíd spit a paper wad.
She really blew a gasket once,
The time I punched a kid.
Just playing with my buddies is
No cause to blow her lid.
She didnít like it one small bitó
That tack upon her chair.
She had no sense of humor when
She sat right on it there.
She wrote a letter to my mom
That said Iím a distraction.
Each tiny thing that I had done,
She called a rule infraction.
If I became the teacher here,
My classes would be fun.
Iíd never make nitpicky rules
Or fuss at anyone.
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