I Wrote This Little Poem

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From the book The Armpit of Doom

I Wrote this Little Poem

I wrote this little poem.
It was so much fun to write
that I scribbled through the afternoon,
the evening, and the night.

When the morning sun was rising
and the sky was growing light,
I went searching for some breakfast
but no breakfast was in sight.
(If you’ve ever needed breakfast
then you’ll understand my plight.)
I was feeling fairly famished
so, although it isn’t right,
I picked up this little poem
and I took a tiny bite.
It was utterly delicious!
It was such a sheer delight
that I nibbled through the afternoon,
the evening, and the night.

When the morning sun was rising
and the sky was growing light,
I went searching for this poem
but no poem was in sight.
So I wrote it down again and
it was so much fun to write
that I scribbled through the afternoon,
the evening, and the night.

If you think you know what happened next,
I think you may be right.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Food Poems, Writing

Poetic Techniques: Narrative Poems, Paradox Poems, Repetition

 


From the Book The Armpit of Doom


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