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Mrs Russo's Art Class

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Mrs Russo's Art Class

Weird Billy ate the jar of paste
His tongue gagged on the yucky taste.

Then Timmy cut sweet Jenna’s hair,
So she cut his, just to be fair.

Thick wads of wet clay went ‘kersplat!’
As Johnny pelted Hailey’s hat.

Dumb Andy markered Maisy’s face,
Then Maisy knocked him in his place.

While Joey plastered Heather’s sleeve,
Poor Billy looked like he might heave.

Mean Marcus spilled blue paint on Sue-
She squirted him with Elmer’s glue.

Ooops! Sarah splattered Steve with ink;
He finger painted her in pink.

And Sammy smeared his best friend Jay
With goopy papiér maché.

As Christy crayoned ‘round them all,
Poor Billy threw up on the wall!

But while the kids made such a mess,
The teacher did what you can’t guess-

“Class, class, look here,” they heard her say.
“You’ve all been wonderful today!”

“Creative students make me proud!”
Then Mrs. Russo said aloud,

“Your work’s the best I’ve ever seen
In any class I’ve ever been.”

She’d never dreamed they’d decorate
Each other to commemorate

One wild, talented release-
A Jackson Pollock masterpiece!

By Susan Burd ©2012

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  1. Date: 10/30/2012 2:41:00 PM
    What were they smoking? Funny, intricate tale! Terry

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 1:40:00 AM
    Mrs Russo is a great teacher and this is a great poem.

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 3:01:00 PM
    I was leafing through American Art Review and noticed a painting by an Ametrican - don't recall the name, just the picture. I love kid stuff - your art class is great. The Pollock masterpiece concludes beautifully. Love, daver

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd
    Date: 10/24/2012 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    such a nice comment-thanks. your work has touched me too!
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 2:39:00 PM
    A wonderfully painted scene...I can almost taste that paste, but it smelled good as I recall; tasted horrible! Great giggler!

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd
    Date: 10/23/2012 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, never tried it, but do remember the smell as well!
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 2:35:00 PM
    I love this poem! As a teacher and a parent I have been there.

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 5:05:00 AM
    Love your poem. Love the ending.

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 8:57:00 PM
    Seems like typical classroom scene from a comedy sitcom! Delightful... loved it! Well told... big hugs, Susan xxx

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 5:49:00 PM
    this is charming, delightful and wonderfully rhymed! very nice!