I Wrote an Awful Poem

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From the book The Armpit of Doom

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I wrote an awful poem;
it was bad in the extreme.
I showed it to my sister
and it made my sister scream.

I gave it to my mother
and she promptly flipped her lid.
My father blew a gasket,
and my baby brother hid.

I brought my poem with me
when I came to school today.
My teacher nearly fainted
and my friends all ran away.

I never knew a poem could be
such amazing fun,
but that was such a blast,
I think I’ll write another one.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Poems about Friends and Family

Poetic Techniques: Narrative Poems

 


From the Book The Armpit of Doom


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