I Found Myself Upon a Cow

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever

It happened once, I don’t know how,
I found myself upon a cow.
The cow was startled, too, to see
that she was sitting under me.
And underneath the cow, a hog
was resting right atop a dog.
Below them in this lofty heap
were piled a goat, a duck, a sheep,
a buffalo, a horse, a yak,
and at the bottom of the stack,
a rather worried-looking cat,
extremely wide and very flat.

So if you never want your cat
to wind up wide and round and flat
then learn this lesson here and now:
Don’t ever sit upon a cow.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Animal Poems

Poetic Techniques: Imagery, List Poems, Narrative Poems

 


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever


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