The Dragons of Monster Town

A Monster Poem for Kids

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The dragons run the fire department
down in Monster Town.
They’re Johnny-on-the-spot
when there’s a building burning down.

They carry ropes and hoses.
They have buckets full of sand,
which, every afternoon, they practice
passing hand to hand.

They’ve got a truck and ladder,
and a siren they can blare.
They’ve even got protective hats
and boots and underwear.

But every time that there’s a fire
they stand around and pout.
Unfortunately, dragons stink
at putting fires OUT.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: Monster Poems

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Idioms

 


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