To Learn to Juggle Prickly Pears

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From the book The Armpit of Doom

To learn to juggle prickly pears
can take a lot of practice.
It takes a thousand shrieks and swears
to learn to juggle cactus.

Just try to juggle porcupines!
You’re guaranteed to scream.
Anemones with all their spines
are equally extreme.

To stop the painful pokes and stings
you must get metal mittens
or else just juggle fluffy things.
That’s why I juggle kittens.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: Animal Poems, Food Poems, Sports

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Descriptive Poems

 


From the Book The Armpit of Doom


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