A Strange Old Man Fell Out of Bed
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A strange old man fell out of bed,
and hit the floor and bonked his head.
It bonked so hard, to his dismay
his head fell off and rolled away.
And when he found he’d lost his head
and realized he must be dead,
he fell back into bed and then
he bonked his head back on again.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 5
Topics: Imaginary Poems, Poems about Kooky Characters
Poetic Techniques: Narrative Poems, Nonsense Poems, Onomatopoeia
From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups
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