My Kitten Won't Stop Talking

A Funny Cat Poem for Kids

From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

My kitten won't stop talking.
She just prattles night and day.
She walks around repeating
nearly everything I say.

My kitten never says, "Meow."
She never even purrs.
She mimics me instead
in that annoying voice of hers.

She waits for me to speak,
and then she copies every word,
or begs me for a cracker,
or says, "I'm a pretty bird."

I'm not sure what to do, and so
I simply grin and bear it.
She's been this way since yesterday;
that's when she ate my parrot.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2010 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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The Tighty-Whitey Spider


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i love it it's nice
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I like how it describes what the cat is saying LOL
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Lexile Text Measure: 560L
  Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 3.7
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 3.6
Gunning-Fog Index: 6.2
SMOG Index: 4.6
Automated Readability Index: 2.9
Grade Level Average: 4.2
  Text Statistics
Word Count: 88 words
Line Count: 16 lines
Average Line Length: 5.5 words
Average Sentence Length: 9.8 words
Average Word Length: 4.1 letters


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