Reading Level: Grade 2

Poems suitable for reading by 7-8 year olds.

My Special Diet

Fish sticks, tater tots,
candy bars, baloney.
Ice cream, bubble gum,
cheesy macaroni.
This is all I ever eat.
Don’t knock it till you try it.
I haven’t lost a single pound,
but still I love my diet.



My aunt calls me “Elizabeth.”
My grandma calls me “Liz.”
My sister calls me “Lisa,”
and the baby calls me “Wiz.”

My uncle calls me “Betty,”
while my grandpa calls me “Beth.”
My brother calls me “Dizzy Liz”
or sometimes “Lizard Breath.”

My teacher calls me “Betsy”
and my friends all call me “Bess.”
I find these nicknames more annoying
than you’d ever guess.

I wish that they would call me
by my real name instead.
I simply HATE those nicknames,
see, my real name is Fred.