(A Parody of the 1999 Movie Ten Things I Hate About You)
By Danielle Innocent, AmeriCorps member serving on the Wellington Management team with McKay K-8 School

I hate the way you never stop thinking and the way you’re always asking “why?”

I hate the way you don’t make excuses and never fail to try.

I hate the way you call my name, so often I hear it in my dreams,

I hate the way you greet me in the morning, with a smile so bright it beams.

I hate your silly little laughs and all the cool things that you know,

I hate all of the amazing things that you will do and the places you will go.

I hate that I’m only here for a year and that I won’t see you as big, strong 5th-graders, standing smart and strong and tall,

But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.


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