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A Rock Makes an Excellent Puppy

From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

A rock makes an excellent puppy.
They're practically almost the same.
Except that a puppy's rambunctious;
a rock is a little more tame.

It's true that a rock's not as hyper.
It may not chase after a ball.
And, often as not, when you call it,
it won't even hear you at all.

And maybe it doesn't roll over,
and isn't excited to play,
but rocks always sit when you tell them,
and rocks really know how to stay.

It may sleep a little bit longer.
It probably eats a bit less.
But rocks never pee on the carpet.
You won't have to pick up their mess.

So go ask your folks for a puppy,
and possibly that's what you'll get.
But, still, if you can't have a puppy,
a rock is a pretty good pet.

It doesn't annoy you with barking;
it quietly sits on a shelf.
A rock makes an excellent puppy.
That's what I keep telling myself.

--Kenn Nesbitt


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On Nov 13, 2013 LEBRON JAMES NOT from NO wrote:
On Jan 23, 2012 Quin :) from England wrote:
I love this poem and all of your poems my brother performed this poem in a poetry competition and came first and received a trophy!
On May 25, 2011 jenna from spakane wrote:
wow that was so funny i wish i can meet you so much
On May 25, 2011 destiny from united states wrote:
that poem is so funny hope u write more super funny poem books. love ur number one fan
On May 24, 2011 Kara Port from pennsylvania wrote:
this was so adorable,allot of kids want a puppy at a small age so bad, to be honest i rather give them a rock.

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