I’m Up To No Good

I’m up to no good
and I think that you should
be ever so wary of me.
While you may know me well,
you still cannot tell
what my next act of mischief will be.

I may dig a hole
with my spoon and my bowl
in the middle of our kitchen floor.
Then I’d pull out a rug
to disguise where I’ve dug
and wait…well, you know what for.

Or maybe I might
take your toothpaste one night
and squeeze out the tube down the sink.
Then I’d replace all the paste
with a disgusting taste
like wasabi, or that sunscreen with zinc.

So you’d better beware
and certainly take care
if you want to spend time around me.
‘Cause I’m up to no good
and you know that I could
have done something that you did not see.

© Kristin Martin 2012

37 thoughts on “I’m Up To No Good

  1. ha, ha, ha I really like your poems I love the part that goes’ like this, Or maybe I might take your toothpaste one night and squeeze out the tube down the sink.Then I’d replace all the paste with a disgusting taste like wasabi, or that sunscreen with zinc. I chose this poem because it caught my eye on something I might of liked and I did. I think it is a wonderful poem and I think it is really funny

    • Hi Mishae,

      I’m so glad you think my poem is funny. I like to make people laugh. Though I wouldn’t really do any of those things that the child did in the poem.

      Do you like to make people laugh?

      Kristin

  2. Another amazing poem. I was just wondering, what inspired you to write this poem. This poem reminds me of the Harry Potter books and the Marauders Map. Additionally, there has been a great use of rhyme in the poem and a very fun story has been created through this. Great Job!

  3. I really found that title interesting because in Harry Potter he has a map and you have to say “I solely sear that I am up to no good and it reveals the map.

    • Hi Yehanyad,

      I wrote this poem because my son asked to write one about someone being up to no good. He may have got the idea from Harry Potter- I never thought of that!

      Kristin

  4. Hi Kristen
    That was an interesting poem. Why did you write the poem? Who or what gave you the idea of the poem?And why did you chose this title for this poem?
    From Thinara

  5. Hi Kristin
    I loved how mischievous this poem was. The pranks that you came up with are so funny. Did you pull pranks when you were younger? I still do!!
    Tharusha

  6. I chose this poem because my sister and I always get up to no good. I liked the ending because it makes me feel like I want to know more.The words wasabi and mischief.

    • Hi Sophie,

      I wrote this poem for my son, because he asked me to write a poem about being up to no good. Of course he doesn’t do the things in the poem (I’m sure you don’t as well!).

      I like the word wasabi too! It’s fun to say. Have you ever tried it? (it’s very hot!)

      Kristin

  7. I chose this poem because it caught my eye as something I may like and I did! I liked that he cause a lot of myschief around and that it was funny it reminds me of me and my sister It paint a picture of me changing my sisters toothpaste with wasabi I liked the word wasabi mischief dig a hole in the kitchen floor

  8. My friends and I always do get into trouble because the teacher teases us. We are good at surprising each other too.
    -Thisama

  9. Me and my friends are always up to no good. We get into trouble-mostly my friend but we don’t care! It is not on purpose anyway. This poem reminds me of something funny that happened at School. Did you really prank a lot of people when you were a child?

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