Something I Need to Remember

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

There’s something I need to remember.
But somehow it seems I forgot.
I’ll sit here until I recall it.
I won’t move an inch from this spot.

Is sleeping the thing I’ve forgotten?
Did I not remember to eat?
Did I take a shower this morning?
Is all of my homework complete?

Should I be at home or at school?
Or watching a show on TV?
Are some of my friends coming over?
Is anyone waiting for me?

And why am I sitting here thinking,
not moving an inch from this spot?
I’m sure that there must be a reason,
but somehow it seems I forgot.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Poems about Friends and Family, School Poems, Wacky Weirdness

Poetic Techniques: Narrative Poems

 


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups


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