I've Been Burping in the Classroom

by Kathy Kenney-Marshall

(sing to the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”)

I’ve been burping in the classroom
since I ate my lunch.
We had beefy, cheesy tacos,
and I gobbled down a bunch.
Can’t you hear my belly rumble?
full of greasy taco meat.
Can’t you hear the girls all whining,
“Your breath smells like your feet!”

Tacos taste so swell,
but they make you smell.
They’re full of beans and spicy me-e-at!
When you eat a bunch
ff that zesty lunch,
for sure you won’t smell sweet.

Someone needs to tell the lady
when she cooks our lunch today-ay-ay-ay
please leave out the grease and spices
so we can go out and play.


Text © Kathy Kenney-Marshall, reprinted from My Teacher’s in Detention, forthcoming from Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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