Every time you plagiarize,
God pokes out a kitten’s eyes.
Okay, perhaps that’s a bit flawed,
For those who don’t believe in God.
But, pass some old ideas as yours,
And you’ll break out in open sores.
To cheat or not to cheat, I know,
How tempting it can be, and so,
Just understand if you get caught,
I’ve warned you quite an awful lot.
So don’t try cheating in this course,
Or you’ll be flunked with no remorse.
Every time you plagiarize,
24 thoughts on “A Warning”
Hahaha, you had me in stitches by the second line! Wonderful! Hmmm. Am I too old for you to be my teacher? ;o)
Awww…thanks, Ken. And of course you’re not too old, although I’m not sure what I could possibly teach you. 🙂
Did you scribble this on the blackboard for your students?
Heh…I probably should. Actually it started out as a warning against plagiarism during a lesson. I gave them the information sheet for their final project and I wrote, “Every time you plagiarize, God kills a kitten.” Then it occurred to me that “God pokes out a kitten’s eyes” worked perfectly. Then I wrote down the rest of it when I got home.
sharp, powerful message, thanks for joining poets rally.
Thank you very much! I’m looking forward to participating.
Thats what the teachers would have us believe.
But desperate times need desperate measures.
some exams are are worth it. 😛
very cute…and I promise not to cheat 🙂
So, you’re like a high school teacher? Ms. Ann Thrope, Language Arts. Poking out kitten eyes is pretty funny and cruel. A
I am a high school teacher, yes. 🙂 All I’m trying to say is don’t cheat. Please, think of the kittens!!!
My English professor in college would have loved this!!!
This is amazing, I’d love to use this in the classroom 😀 nicely done
I’d be honored. The more students receive this warning, the better.
Gee, I had a huge flashback to room 10 of my old primary school then! Enjoyable verse!
Aww poor kittens. You sound like a great teacher. A great, poetic message!
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Bless your day.
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OH! 😀 “Forewarned is forearmed!” (Did I just plagiarize?) Wonderful entry! Thanks for the laugh! 😀
My entry here: http://paulatohlinecalhoun1951.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/an-explanation/
Clever, some cultures have no problem with this issue. Too bad…
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Ooh, I like this! But I’m glad you weren’t my teacher (not that I plagiarized)!
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Ha.. ha…That should be a good lesson for your students!
A laughable but worthy lesson learned! Bravo!
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