Playground Fight


At school today I saw a fight!
It really was an awful sight.

I watched them wrestle in the dirt –
it looked like they were getting hurt!
They kicked and scratched in direct view
of Mrs Smith – what would she do?

I stared transfixed as she stalked up
to those two foes – their time was up!
She put her hands upon her hips.
What reprimand would pass her lips?

‘Go on, you two,’ she said. That’s all.
That’s all it took to end the brawl.
Those fighters leapt into the air
and flew away to who knows where.

I think those birds forgot the rule
that you must never fight at school.

© Kristin Martin 2017

57 thoughts on “Playground Fight

  1. Hi Kristin,
    It was really funny that in the end it was the birds !!! I don’t like it when people bully me !!!! The birds have probably flown somewhere else to keep fighting so that nobody will stop them !!!! I wonder what they were fighting over ??? Love your poems !!! Can’t wait to read another !!!
    Love Clara ❤️

  2. dear Kristin

    This a great poem when I saw the title I thought it was going to be about something different good Idea about the birds thank you for a great poem.

    from Cael

    • Hi Cael,

      I’m glad you liked my poem. I wanted you to think it was about something different, and then be surprised at the ending! I really did see birds fighting at school near the playground!


  3. Hi Kristen
    That was a great poem. I liked that you gave the reader a bit of a surprise. At first I thought the fight was with bullies but it was just some birds.
    From Thinara

  4. Hi Kristin
    I loved this poem. I liked how you said that the teacher was telling off the birds, and it was very funny. I liked how at the start it sounded like kids were fighting, but they were really just birds! Did this actually happen to you?

  5. Hi Kristin
    I liked how you said that he teacher was telling of birds. I liked the poem because it was funny.
    Thanks for the great poem Kristin

  6. Hi Kristin
    It was pretty funny how they were birds .
    Someone bullied me at school, but now I do homeschooling, so now body bullies me much anymore!
    The bullies name was Alex, anyway, I loved this poem but it makes me sad when people get bullied. Bye

    • Hi Caleb,

      I’m glad you thought it was funny. This really happened at the school I teach at.

      I’m sorry to hear you were bullied and I am glad no one bullies you now.


  7. Hi Kristin
    At first, I thought it was two kids fighting but when I heard that “they flew away” I knew it was a bird.

  8. I really loved this one cause at my school we have a Mrs smith aswell. I loved all the rhyming words. was very funny to find out they were birds.

    • Hi Blake,

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I’m glad you thought my poem was funny.

      I’m a teacher at a school, and I saw birds fighting one day by the playground, so I thought of writing this poem. I also have a Ms Smith at my school, so I put her in my poem.


  9. It reminds me of the fights I have at school with my friends I thought it was students until the end. It makes me feel sad when people fight and makes me feel sad when I have fights at school . I like the way that you use rhyming words it helps me read the poem as it flows really well.

    • Hi Lily,

      Thanks for your comment. I don’t like seeing people fighting either, and I actually felt sad when I saw these birds fighting at school. I thought they might hurt each other. Luckily they didn’t.


  10. I feel that Mrs. Smith did the right thing in stopping the fight as fighting is horrible and can lead to horrible consequences. I also liked the use of rhyme in this poem as it added a more poetic feel.

  11. Hello Kristen. Thisali here!
    I didn’t know that there was a rule for no fighting at school. Boys in our school literally fight for fun. They fight until blood comes out of themselves! Once the f word came out of one of their mouths! I cant believe how they like doing that!


  12. Hi
    It’s me Dinidu again. This poem reminded me a fight at my old school once. I ran to a teacher and said about the fight. But when the teacher comes they ran away.
    Thank you for the poem.


  13. This was a great poem, and although I don’t like fighting either, I thought this poem was very funny. I can’t believe they were birds fighting.

  14. It is very naughty to fight at school. We shouldn’t fight each other as someone could get hurt and go to hospital.
    Ashton B

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