We’re Running Out of Toilet Paper

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We’re running out of toilet paper.
Paper towels too.
We haven’t got much Kleenex left.
I’m not sure what we’ll do.

We tried to buy some yesterday.
We went to every shop,
but all the shelves were barren
from the bottom to the top.

We called our friends to see
if they had extra we could borrow,
but they said they have just enough
to last until tomorrow.

Our roll is almost empty now.
A solitary square
is hanging on the holder and
it’s way too small to share.

I hope we find some paper soon
or other kinds of wipers.
If not, I’m told I’ll have to use
my baby brother’s diapers.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Poems about Friends and Family, Shopping

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Narrative Poems

 


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