Mr. Brown the Circus Clown

A Circus Poem for Kids

From the book The Armpit of Doom

Mr. Brown, the circus clown
puts his clothes on upside down.
He wears his hat upon his toes
and socks and shoes upon his nose.

He ties his ties around his thighs
and wraps his belt around his eyes.
He hangs his earrings from his hips
and stockings from his fingertips.

He puts his glasses on his feet
and shirt and coat around his seat.
And when he's dressed, at last he stands
and walks around upon his hands.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2012 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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The Armpit of Doom


On Mar 31, 2014 alyssa from u.s wrote:
reminds me of my brother working in the circus with a clown btw kenn nesbitt your poems are so fun to read
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Reading Level of this Poem

Teachers may find this information useful. Please note that Lexile Measures are intended for prose, not poetry. So, technically, the Lexile Measure of any poem should be NP (for non-prose). Nevertheless, this information is frequently requested, so I provide the Lexile Measure for this poem as if it were prose. The Grade Level Average, below, may be a more accurate guide to the reading level of this poem.

Lexile Text Measure: 870L
  Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 5.2
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 2.9
Gunning-Fog Index: 5
SMOG Index: 2.8
Automated Readability Index: 3.9
Grade Level Average: 4
  Text Statistics
Word Count: 79 words
Line Count: 12 lines
Average Line Length: 6.6 words
Average Sentence Length: 11.3 words
Average Word Length: 4.1 letters


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