Suzanna Socked Me Sunday

By Jack Prelutsky b. 1940 Jack Prelutsky
Suzanna socked me Sunday,
she socked me Monday, too,
she also socked me Tuesday,
I was turning black and blue.

She socked me double Wednesday,
and Thursday even more,
but when she socked me Friday,
she began to get me sore.

“Enough’s enough,” I yelled at her,
“I hate it when you hit me!”
“Well, then I won’t” Suzanna said—
that Saturday, she bit me.

Text © 1984 Jack Prelutsky. Used by Permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

Source: Kids Pick the Funniest Poems (HarperCollins Publishers Inc, 1991)

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Poet Jack Prelutsky b. 1940

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

Subjects Living, Youth, Relationships, Friends & Enemies, Home Life, Family & Ancestors

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Jack Prelutsky is a creator of inventive poems for children and adults alike. He served as the Poetry Foundation’s Children’s Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2008. Prelutsky grew up in the Bronx, and when he was young he studied classical music; though he gave up pursuing a career as an opera singer to concentrate on writing, he continues to sing.

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SUBJECT Living, Youth, Relationships, Friends & Enemies, Home Life, Family & Ancestors

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

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