I Sat Down On a Seesaw

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever

I sat down on a seesaw
to see what I could see,
but all I saw was seesaw
rising up in front of me.

I couldn’t see the treetops.
I couldn’t see the sky.
I couldn’t see the far-off fields.
I sat and wondered why.

I couldn’t see the swingset,
or even see the slide.
I guess I need someone to
sit down on the other side.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Sports

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Irony, List Poems, Narrative Poems, Repetition

 


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever


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