Basketball Is Lots of Fun

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From the book My Dog Likes to Disco

Basketball is lots of fun.
It’s my favorite sport.
But I’m so bad that, when I play,
they throw me off the court.

Now hockey is my favorite sport.
The trouble is I stink.
So every time I hit the ice
they throw me off the rink.

Now soccer is the game I like.
There’s just one little hitch;
I kick and run too slow, and so
they throw me off the pitch.

At last I found some sports that I
can play and not get thrown.
I now play soccer, basketball,
and hockey on my phone.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Science and Technology Poems, Sports


From the Book My Dog Likes to Disco

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