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Snotty-Nosed Kid

Updated on August 31, 2017


Snotty-nosed kid charged another dime drink to his father,

What, he thinks money grows on trees, why even bother?

There's that kid again, chewing up all the gum in my store,

Hope he doesn't spit out that stuff on my new-cleaned floor.


Snotty-nosed kid, his daddy got fired from his old job,

Hope he moves away, never comes back another day.

His daddy got a new, better job, is now making money,

That kid's so ugly, eyeglasses sure make him look funny.



The coach said he wished he had a dozen just like him,

The kid up and broke his leg at football practice today.

He's running around the field trying to get his wind back,

Getting scouted by big name colleges, to watch him play.


Snotty-nosed kid, went and got his back broken bad,

Seems that football is sure not the game for this lad.

Washed up and no place to go, all that running done,

Can't keep up a snail's pace, I'd bet on it just for fun.


Snotty-nosed kid graduated from high school today,

Said he was going off to college, I'll bet just to play.

His father told me later he graduated, now a teacher,

Funny though, he would have made a good preacher.


The kid made the dean's list and got another degree,

I just can't understand how he did it, for the life of me.

Snotty-nosed kid, working on his doctorate right now,

Tell me one thing, how did the kid do it, tell me how?

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      whonunuwho 6 days ago from United States

      Yes, my friend. I'm one who really lucked out. I know the good Lord was watching over me. Blessings to all. whonu

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      Dianna Mendez 7 days ago

      It is surprising how many people we knew in grade school turned out to successful in their own way. Good poem.

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      whonunuwho 3 weeks ago from United States

      Thank you and blessings. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Truly an inspiring poem.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Many surprises because we are limited in our understanding of hidden potential. Thank God, He gives great gifts to Snotty-nosed kids too.

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      whonunuwho 3 weeks ago from United States

      Thank you for your kind words, my friend. whonu

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 weeks ago from Morocco

      Amazing and well-written .

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      whonunuwho 3 weeks ago from United States

      Thank you, my friend. All the best to you and yours. Blessings. whonu

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      ThreeKeys 3 weeks ago from Australia

      Your poem is inspiring. Reminding us that what seems a wrong turn in life can actually be the best fit to grow known or hidden talents. Life can work out in backhanded ways. All the best to you whonu.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 weeks ago from Texas

      Very good whonu. very interesting.

      Blessings my friend.

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      whonunuwho 3 weeks ago from United States

      Thanks, Eric. whonu

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      Eric Dierker 3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Great job

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      whonunuwho 3 weeks ago from United States

      Thank you for your nice review, my friend. Writing poetry can be fun. Give it a try. Blessings. whonu

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      Louise Powles 3 weeks ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a great poem. I wish I could write poems, perhaps I should try!