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From the book The Armpit of Doom
Rudy Tude is rather rude.
There’s no one half as mean.
He truly is the crudest dude
that anyone has seen.
He’ll poke you in the eye for fun.
He’ll step upon your toes.
He’ll yell at you until you run,
then spray you with a hose.
He’ll wipe his nose upon his sleeves.
He’ll spit upon the ground.
So everybody always leaves
when Rudy Tude’s around.
And, all alone, he’ll sit and cry
but never make amends.
He’ll only cry and wonder why
he hasn’t any friends.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 2
Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters
From the Book The Armpit of Doom
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