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Here are the poems:
By Callie C. Miller
My brother lacks all culpability,
Which makes him my worst liability.
But Mom thinks he pounded
the cookies–he’s grounded!
All thanks to my (burp!) sly ability.
To My 2nd Period English Teacher
By Greg Pincus
My dog has it in for me badly.
I swear he’s the worst cur on earth.
I wish I could get away from the vendetta
He’s had against me since my birth.
Instead, he finds new ways to hound me.
My days are spent shaking with fear!
And he is why actually, truly and factually,
None of my homework is here.
4-liability vs. 13-vendetta
- 4-liability (Callie C. Miller) (62%, 204 Votes)
- 13-vendetta (Greg Pincus) (38%, 123 Votes)
Total Voters: 327
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