At Standing Still I Have a Skill
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At standing still I have a skill
that truly is unique.
At sleeping I’m unquestionably
on a winning streak.
At lying down I’m unsurpassed;
I’m simply undefeated.
At sitting I’m the reigning champ;
I’ll never be unseated.
At drifting in a daydream
it is obvious I’m blessed.
At staring at the TV
I’m undoubtedly the best.
At doing nothing
I am even better than you’d think.
At everything besides that, though,
I’d have to say: I stink.
I hope someday I’ll maybe learn
another kind of skill.
Until then I’m content to be
the best at standing still.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 4
Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems
From the book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!
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