Sleeping Beauty

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

Sleeping Beauty prickedprick to pierce with a sharp point; puncture. her thumb,
started feeling overcomeovercome to overpower or overwhelm in body or mind, as does exertion, or emotion..
Probably she would have died
as the witch had prophesiedprophesy to fortell; to make predictions.,
but the fairies had her blessed
so she just got beauty rest.
For a hundred fifty years
she missed balls and film premierespremiere a first public performance or showing of a play, opera, film, etc.,
till Prince Charming came along
singing out a cheerful song.
Kneeling down he kissed her cheek
hoping that she’d wake and speak.
Sleeping Beauty raised an arm
reaching for the snooze alarm
and her waking words were these:
“Just need five more minutes please.”

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 7

Topics: Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes, Poems about Kooky Characters


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

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