Hello, My Name is Madison



Hello, my name is Madison.
I live on Lincoln Street.
I'm in the state of Washington.
I think that's pretty neat.

My middle name is Kennedy.
My last name is Monroe.
My name has got more Presidents
than anyone I know.

My father's name is Harrison.
My brother's name is Grant.
My mother's name is Reagan,
and Taylor is my aunt.

I go to Eisenhower School.
My family drives a Ford.
That's way too many Presidents
to ever be ignored.

It can't just be coincidence.
It's not some chance event.
When I grow up, it's obvious...
I'll be the President!

 --Kenn Nesbitt

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From the book My Cat Knows Karate.

About this Poem

I wanted to write a poem for President's Day, and I was thinking about how many things in America are named after U.S. Presidents; not just street names and names of elementary schools, but cities, states, and even a lot of people have the same names as many of our Presidents. In fact, my daughter's name is Madison, and we live near Lincoln and Monroe streets in the State of Washington, all of which happen to be the last names of U.S. Presidents. The rest of this poem is fiction, of course, but I think this is a good way to show how ideas for fictional poems can come from real things..