I Bought a Pet Banana

A Funny Pet Poem for Kids

From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

I bought a pet banana
and I tried to teach him tricks,
but he wasn't any good at
catching balls or fetching sticks.

He could never catch a Frisbee,
and he wouldn't sit or speak,
though we practiced every afternoon
and evening for a week.

He refused to shake or wave or crawl
or beg or take a bow,
and I tried, but couldn't make him bark
or get him to meow.

He was terrible at playing dead.
He couldn't jump a rope.
When he wouldn't do a single trick
I simply gave up hope.

Though I liked my pet banana,
I returned him with regret.
Boy, I sure do hope this watermelon
makes a better pet.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2009 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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My Hippo Has the Hiccups


On Jul 17, 2013 danny from australia wrote:
your poem = awesome
On Jun 4, 2013 The German Polar Bear from Yorkshire wrote:
Really inspired me to get my very own pet banana! Keep up the good work Kenster!
On May 13, 2013 spiky mike from portugual wrote:
ha-ha! brilliant!!!
On May 3, 2013 mario(scott) from united states wrote:
lol that was so funny i could read it all day
On Apr 29, 2013 tuuuuuu9ookvx from china wrote:
funny n nice

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