Jim Sox

A Funny Sports Poem for Kids

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From the book When the Teacher Isn't Looking

jim-sox

He’s “Mr. Athletic,”
the coolest of jocks,
the school’s fastest runner:
His name is Jim Sox.

He’s fearsome at football,
terrific at tennis.
At baseball and basketball
Jim is a menace.

He’s always the winner.
There isn’t a sport
where Jim doesn’t rule
as the king of the court.

He’s equally blessed
on the field and the rink,
but all of that exercise
gives him a stink.

And so in our schoolyard
the greatest of knocks
is telling a person,
“You smell like Jim Sox.”

 --Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 4

 


From the Book When the Teacher Isn't Looking


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