Steve the Superhero

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

I’m Steve the Superhero
and you simply won’t believe
the superpowers I possess
by merely being Steve.

My smile can crack a mirror
and my breath can make you faint.
And when I take my socks off
it’s been known to peel the paint.

The power in my underarms
can make a grown man cry.
A single burp can make you want
to crawl away and die.

The bad guys know it’s hopeless,
so they all get up and leave
whenever they get wind of me–
the superhero Steve.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Hyperbole, Idioms, Imagery, Pun Poems

 


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