I Often Contradict Myself

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

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I often contradict myself.
Oh no, I never do.
I argue with me day and night.
That simply isnt true.

Oh yes it is. Oh no it’s not.
I do this all day long.
Oh no I don’t. Oh yes I do.
That’s right. No way! It’s wrong.

I’m really quite agreeable.
I argue night and day.
I love to be around myself.
I wish I’d go away.

So if you see me arguing,
it’s certain that you won’t.
I like to contradict myself.
I promise you I don’t.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Kindergarten

Topics: Wordplay

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Nonsense Poems, Paradox Poems

 


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups


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