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Mr. Ivan, The Principal Poet

Inside Recess


We can't go out for recess!
It's raining cats and dogs.
Teacher says it's too wet for playing,
'Less you're a fish or frog.

I close my eyes and wonder
If I had scales instead of skin,
And flippers instead of fingers,
Would teacher keep me in?

Copyright © 2006 Ivan Kershner, reprinted with permission.

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Article by Ivan Kershner
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Copyright © 2006 Education World