I Should Have Studied

by Bruce Lansky

I didn’t study for the test
and now I’m feeling blue.
I copied off your paper
and I flunked it just like you.


Text © Bruce Lansky, reprinted from If Pigs Could Fly... published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.


The Story Behind the Poem:
I was a pretty good student, so cheating didn’t make any sense for two reasons: One, I knew cheating was wrong. Two, I knew most kids in class weren’t likely to have better answers on their tests than I had!

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