Imaginary Friend

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From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

I came to school today
with my imaginary friend.
When everyone said “hi” to him,
I said, “He’s just pretend.”

But no one seemed to notice,
which I thought was pretty weird.
It turns out he’d imagined me,
and, poof, I disappeared.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Poems about Friends and Family, School Poems

Poetic Techniques: Narrative Poems, Paradox Poems

 


From the Book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies


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