Cats in the Kitchen

A Cat Poem for Kids

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever

Cats in the kitchen asleep in the sink.
Cats in the litterbox making a stink.
Cats in the living room clawing the couch.
Cats in the closet at play in a pouch.
Cats in the bedroom destroying the bedding.
Cats on the table tops rolling and shedding.
Cats in the bathroom inspecting the tub.
Out in the flowerbed under a shrub.
Up on the windowsill grooming their fur.
Stretching and yawning, preparing to purr.
Waiting for someone to open a door.
Climbing a curtain. Exploring a drawer.
Maybe I’m crazy. You may say I’m bats.
Still, you can never have too many cats.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Animal Poems, Sleep

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Descriptive Poems, Repetition


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever

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