Too Busy

by Bruce Lansky
I’ve folded all my laundry
and put it in the drawer.
I’ve changed my linen, made my bed,
and swept my bedroom floor.

I’ve emptied out the garbage
and fixed tomorrow’s lunch.
I’ve baked some cookies for dessert
and given dad a munch.

I’ve searched the house for pencils
and sharpened every one.
There are so many things to do
when homework must be done.


Text © Bruce Lansky, reprinted from No More Homework! No More Tests! 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:
Putting stuff like homework off until the last mmoment was a big problem for me in school. Strangely enough, as an adult, I rarely put off work matters, but I’ve managed to avoid cleaning the garage for years!

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