My Parents Sent Me To the Store

A Funny Family Poem for Kids

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From the book The Armpit of Doom

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My parents sent me to the store
to buy a loaf of bread.
I came home with a puppy
and a parakeet instead.

I came home with a guinea pig,
a hamster and a cat,
a turtle and a lizard
and a friendly little rat.

I also had a monkey
and a mongoose and a mouse.
Those animals went crazy
when I brought them in the house.

They barked and yelped and hissed
and chased my family out the door.
My parents never let me
do the shopping anymore.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Animal Poems, Food Poems, Poems about Friends and Family, Shopping

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Irony, List Poems, Narrative Poems

 


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