A Penguin’s Toes

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A penguin’s toes once froze
from strolling slowly through the snows
because her clothes exposed her toes
or so I’m told.

A penguin’s knees can freeze
from speeding freely through the breeze
and freezing knees can make her sneeze
and catch a cold.

A penguin’s bill will chill
from sitting still upon a hill
until she’s ill and had her fill
of being cool.

But her digits ALL go rigid
frozen stiff and frosty frigid
when a penguin
rides her icicle to school.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 6

 


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