Bernina’s Band-Aids

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Bernina had a Band-Aid
on her elbow and her chin,
her ankles, knees and forehead,
plus her shoulder and her shin.

Another two were on her ears
and ten were on her toes.
She’d one on every finger
and a big one on her nose.

Her Band-Aids were the coolest
that her friends had ever seen.
A few of them had leopard spots
and some were neon green.

A bunch were lit with lightning bolts,
or stars and crescent moons,
while some had superheroes
from the Saturday cartoons.

Bernina’s now in trouble
for there’s just one little catch;
she used up all the Band-Aids
but she didn’t have a scratch.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters


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