I wrote this one day when I was frustrated with all of the end-of-year testing, stress, trash, and such that I get at my school. It mostly is a joke, but sometimes I wonder. I really enjoy school, but it feels like it is 30 days too long. This results in a testy mind and lashing tongue, but summer is the cure-all.

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life - Teen Poems

Hey, I'm Keeping A Good Attitude
Schoolís such a bore, melancholic, and old -
The exciting is past and the gossipís all told.
Teachers, they play on their computers all day;
While the kids talk as though they always had something to say.
Bullies roam free, girlfriends not true,
Good students (or saints) are understandably few.
While some rough guys constantly feud.
Hey, Iím keeping a good attitude.

School lunch is horrifying, nasty, and cold;
Those who try it are exceptionally bold.
Our school teamís a joke, our mascot a bore,
Every day our faces get creamed to the floor.
The dances are repetitious, hot, and dumb,
Many wonít dance, others wonít come.
The kid next to me just noisily spewed,
But hey, Iím keeping a good attitude.

Itís harder to get straight Fís than Aís,
And all count with hope the minusing days.
For summer calls lazily, promising fun
If only you get your school work done.
To those who do not, I sadly say,
Your summer of fun has just lost its ray
Of hope for times always better ahead,
But you just got stuck with Hades instead.
I donít mean to exaggerate, be offensive, or rude.
This whole time Iíve kept a good attitude.

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  • dorothy
    that was an awesome poem!
  • Katie
    i love it! its so tru. not fake at all. totally relate to it. keep up the good work! i love it i love it i love it!
  • Caroline
    Awesome poem. It is one i can totaly relate to especially during midterms or finals. keep up with the good work
  • michaela
    that was really goood i write poems like that wen im bored also i write poems 2 me family and m8's 2 cheer them up.
  • john
    HEY I LIKE THIS POEM. IT REMINDS ME OF MY ATTITUDE THAT I HAVE NOW WHILE IT IS MY SENIOR YEAR. KEEP U PTHE GOOD ATTITUDE LIKE ME BECAUSE IT DOES MAKE A BIG DIFRENCE.
  • shannon
    This poem is exalent i can totally relate to it with school. just like you i keep a good atutide. but just remember that you go to school for a good reason when you are older you will get paid for whatever knowladge that you have from school
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    Hey Your poem totally rocks. For school we have to read out some poem and write a reflection on it. I am so going to read your poem. Keep writing! and THANX
  • cantsay
    This poem is the story of the people that aren't really nerds, but aren't really popular and are just hanging in there until the end. It shows you life from another point of view.
  • Nasteho
    i love this poem its canna like how my life is so i have a great connection with this poem
  • brad
    i love that poem it will help get through all the bad at school!
  • Monica
    Hi, I have a school assignment to do. We have to read out a poem to the class. I thought this poem was really good. As I was reading it, I laughed! I thought to myself this is a perfect poem. The class will laugh too. I'm sure about that! Wish me luck everyone!
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  • Muzic
    Awesome. This poem explains my school life and my life in general extremely well. KEEP IT UP!
  • Kailee
    This poem was so true! it totally describes my school!great job keep writting!
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  • nikki
    Hey i really liked how you talked about how boring school was but you made it through because you had a good attitude. Many times i have wanted to just give up then i think about how you said to have a good attitude and i always make it through the hard times. Thanks for all the help i really appriciated it.
  • latia
    wat up playa that poem right there wuz very touchin and right on point about the issue that us as teenagers go through on a regural basis so keep doin ur thang
  • sheila
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  • Sandy
    I give this poem five stars or the highest vote that can be.
  • Adam
    Harshly truthful. Insightful, poignat and practical all at the same time.
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