An Awesome Opposum

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An awesome opposum
with stripes on his fur
ran past me this morning,
a bit of a blur.

It wasn’t because
he was speedy, I fear.
My glasses were dirty.
Oh, look, he’s still here.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Animal Poems

Poetic Techniques: Assonance, Imagery, Narrative Poems


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