Books and pens and scratching chalk
Gotta think but you’d better not talk
Stop that running. Can’t you walk?
You must obey the rules.
Rewrite this page – and keep it neat.
Please don’t fidget with your feet.
Please sit properly on your seat.
Don’t you know the rules?
Perhaps you did not hear me mention
that you have to pay attention?
If you don’t you’ll score detention
writing out the rules.
Writing rules? I’d like that gig.
Creative writing’s what I dig.
Woo hoo! Stand back for something big
when I write the rules.
- Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #4