My Birthday’s on St. Patrick’s Day

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From the book The Armpit of Doom

My birthday’s on St. Patrick’s day.
I wore no green at all,
and got a pinch from every kid
who passed me in the hall.
You get “a pinch to grow an inch”
whenever birthdays fall.
I guess they must have worked
because I’m thirty-nine feet tall.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 2

 


From the Book The Armpit of Doom


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