Over Achieving Antics


The quest to be best
Is maddening to those of us
Who would rather sit and rest.

Perfect scores and the fastest run
Mean little to those of us
Only interested in having fun.

We’re pretty sure you are a school fanatic,
So while we wallow in just good enough, you can
Simmer down your over achieving antics.


(My students challenged me to write a poem in the last few minutes of class. They had been discussing their “school commitment” when one said to another, “Stop your over achieving antics.” I thought that very funny.)

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