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Here is the House

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From the book The Armpit of Doom

Here is the house
on the street in the town
where the downstairs is up
and the upstairs is down.

The people who live here
all stand on their heads.
They sleep on the ceilings
and can’t reach their beds.

The basement’s the attic.
The roof is the floor.
They climb up a ladder
to crawl through the door.

Their pets run in circles
because they’re all dizzy.
This house is confusing
and everyone’s busy.

The downstairs is upstairs.
The upstairs is down
since twenty tornadoes
blew into the town.

 --Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 2

 


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