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I’m Clever Whenever

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From the book The Armpit of Doom


I’m clever whenever
there’s no one around.
Alone, on my own,
I profess I’m profound.

In private, I’m Einstein.
Secluded, I’m smart.
My genius increases
the more I’m apart.

If you think I’m clueless,
it isn’t a trick.
When people are present
I’m dumb as a brick.

But don’t think I’m daft
or not mentally sound.
Whenever I’m clever
there’s no one around.

 --Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 2

 


From the Book The Armpit of Doom


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