Captain Talkalot

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever

captain-talkalot

They call me Captain Talkalot.
I really don’t know why.
I only talk when I’m awake.
I’m such a quiet guy.

It’s true I talk from sunrise
till the moment I’m in bed,
then spend the evening dreaming
of the things I should have said.

But, really, I don’t talk too much.
I just say what I think,
which could be while I’m chewing food,
or guzzling a drink.

I’m sure I sometimes raise my voice,
and now and then I yell.
But that’s to be expected
when you’ve got a tale to tell.

I’d never interrupt someone
if they were speaking first,
unless, of course, I had to,
or I felt like I would burst.

I’m simply not that talkative.
I’ll show you all the ways
and tell you all the reasons
though it could take several days.

And when I’m done explaining,
then perhaps you’ll tell me why
they call me Captain Talkalot.
I’m such a quiet guy.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Irony

 


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever


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