Cara’s Parrot

A Funny Parrot Poem for Kids

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

Cara’s parrot’s rather rare.
He’s such a quiet bird.
While other parrots talk a lot,
he never says a word.

It’s not because he can’t;
it’s that he hasn’t much to say.
Instead he’s into bodybuilding,
lifting weights all day.

Although it sounds a little strange
and looks a bit bizarre,
he’ll practice push-ups in his cage
and chin-ups on his bar.

He’s gotten rather muscular
from lifting all day long.
It’s safe to say you’ve never seen
a parrot quite so strong.

For Cara bought a parrot
of a somewhat different stripe.
It seems that Cara’s parrot
is the strong and silent type.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Animal Poems, Sports

Poetic Techniques: Assonance, Descriptive Poems, Idioms


From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

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