The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Mondays Are the Worst Day

Mondays are the worst day
They make me want to shout
My hair is in a tangled mess
My underwear’s inside-out
My toothbrush fell in the toilet
The milk in my cereal’s sour
I’ve fought three times with my brother
And I’ve only been up an hour!
I spilled water on my homework
And I don’t know what to do
Now, I’ve missed the school bus
and my cat barfed in my shoe
Everything is going wrong
It makes me want to shriek
I’m awfully glad that Monday
Only happens once a week!

About the Writer

Theresa Gaughan

Theresa is a third-grade teacher living in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is an avid reader and has a very extensive collection of children's books. The first poem she ever shared with others was written in fourth-grade. It was titled, I Have to Pay Attention. Her teacher asked her to make it into a poster that she later displayed in the hallway. Ms. Gaughan has no memory of the lesson that she missed while writing the poem.