My Dog is Running Faster

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

My dog is running faster
than he’s ever run before
in a supersonic circle
in the middle of the floor.

He started somewhat slowly
but he quickly gathered steam,
and continued gaining speed
until his spinning was extreme.

He’s turned into a whirlwind,
like a funnel cloud of fog,
so it’s hard to even focus on
my whirling dervish dog.

He’s like a small tornado
or a canine hurricane.
Why it doesn’t make him dizzy
I’m unable to explain.

I only know he has this
most unusual of traits,
and he loves to chase his tail around
while wearing roller skates.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Animal Poems, Science and Technology Poems

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Metaphor and Simile, Narrative Poems

 


From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider


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