This summer I’m building a robot,
A robot that looks just like me.
He’ll do all my chores and my homework.
Soon all of my time will be free.
I’ve told everybody about it.
They’ll see what a genius I am
When he attends all of my classes,
While I stay at home eating jam.
I’ve tinkered each day in my bedroom.
I shut the blinds and locked the door.
The summer has flown by like lightning.
There’s only a week or two more.
It seems now I have a dilemma
With my life-sized robotic man:
Although he does carry my likeness,
He can’t do the things that I’ve planned!
School is beginning tomorrow.
It seems all my great plans fell through.
I can’t let them think I’m a failure.
There’s only one thing I can do:
I’ll walk and talk like a robot
While he’s at home behind closed doors,
He’ll lay in bed just like I would
And I’ll go to class and do chores.
© 2014 Karyn Linnell