My Hamster Has a Skateboard
A Funny Hamster Poem for KidsRate this poem
From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider
My hamster has a skateboard.
When he rides it, though, he falls.
He takes off like a maniac
and crashes into walls.
He screams, “Geronimo!”
and then goes crashing down the stairs.
He’s good at knocking tables down
and slamming into chairs.
He’ll slalom through the living room
and then you’ll hear a, “Splat!”
which means that he’s collided with
my mother or the cat.
He plows right into cabinets,
and smashes into doors,
I think he’s wrecked on every bed
and every chest of drawers.
It’s fun to watch him ride
because you’re sure to hear a smash.
He doesn’t skate so well but, boy,
he sure knows how to crash.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2010. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 4
Poetic Techniques: Dialogue, Imagery, Metaphor and Simile, Onomatopoeia
From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider
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