By Phil Bolsta Phil Bolsta
I don’t like doing homework,
I know that it will bore me.
But now I am much happier
’Cause Freddie does it for me!

He greets me at the door each day
When I come home from school.
He just can’t wait to read my books—
I think that’s pretty cool!

I give him all my homework,
Like history and math.
And when he’s done I give him
A nice warm bubble bath!

My grades are so much better now,
Which makes my parents glad.
Freddie is the smartest dog
That I have ever had!

Phil Bolsta, “Freddie” from Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, edited by Bruce Lansky (Minnetonka, Minn.: Meadowbrook Press, 1991). Copyright © 1991 by Phil Bolsta. Reprinted with the permission of the author.

Source: Kids Pick the Funniest Poems (1991)

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Poet Phil Bolsta

Subjects Relationships, Pets, Activities, School & Learning

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SUBJECT Relationships, Pets, Activities, School & Learning

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