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Ain't Gonna Rain No More

creating new verses for an
old campfire and blues song

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Student Samples: Early Elementary

On the Couch

I did find my dad on the couch, on the couch,
I did find my dad on the couch.
He sneezed and snored and the baby roared
When I did find my dad on the couch.

by Austin, first grade poet

 

The Pig

I did find a pig in the mud, in the mud,
I did find a pig in the mud.
I laughed and I played and the pig went away
When I did find a pig in the mud.

by Kayla, first grade poet

 

The Monkey

I did find a monkey in a tree, in a tree,
I did find a monkey in a tree.
He swung by his feet and ate red meat
When I did find a monkey in a tree.

by Janet, first grade poet

 


T.W.I.S.T. Camp Overload**
by McKenna, fourth grade poet

I ain’t going to write no more, no more,
I ain’t going to write no more.
My hand, it aches, and my body shakes.
I ain’t going to write no more, no more.

I ain’t going to write no more, no more.
I ain’t going to write no more.
My pencil broke and I drank a Coke,
I ain’t going to write no more.

I ain’t gonna go to T.W.I.S.T. no more,
I ain’t gonna go no more.
I went for a week and my hand reeks,
I ain’t gonna go to T.W.I.S.T. camp no more.

**A T.W.I.S.T. Camp is a week-long summer writing camp offered in Northern Nevada by the NNWP.

 

I Ain’t Gonna Jump No More
by Blaire, sixth grade poet

I ain’t gonna jump no more, no more,
I ain’t gonna jump no more
‘cause when I jump I thump and thump.
I ain’t gonna jump no more.

I ain’t gonna jump no more, no more,
I ain’t gonna jump no more
‘cause when I jump I thump and thump
and when I thump I get a lump
and I ain’t gonna jump no more.

I ain’t gonna jump no more, no more,
I ain’t gonna jump no more
‘cause when I jump I thump and thump
and when I thump I get a lump
and with that lump there comes a bump
and I ain’t gonna jump no more.

I ain’t gonna jump no more, no more,
I ain’t gonna jump no more
‘cause when I jump I thump and thump
and when I thump I get a lump
and with that lump there comes a bump
and that big bump busted my rump
and I ain’t gonna jump no more.

 


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