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