Mrs. Backward teaches school
“Nothing Forward” is her rule
Eats her breakfast before bed
Sleeps with pillow on her head
Wears warm woollies to keep cool
Dries before she swims the pool
Gives the prize before the race
Shuts her book then finds her place
Grades our work before we’re done
Class dismissed before begun
But what is making me depressed
Teaches after giving tests!
- Violet Nesdoly
This is a poem I wrote a few years ago after reading some of the fun poetry on Ken Nesbitt’s Poetry 4 Kids site, and then taking a peek at his poetry lessons. I have never done anything with it, so I’m trotting it out today as my contribution to Poetry Friday, hosted this week at Write. Sketch. Repeat.