Charlie Has the Chicken Pox

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Charlie has the chicken pox.
Fiona has the flu.
Colin has a dreadful cold
and Thomas has one too.

Carly’s got an awful cough.
Mikayla has the mumps.
Robert’s got a runny nose
and painful reddish bumps.

Lee came down with laryngitis.
Steven’s got a sneeze.
Stuart has a stomach ache
from some obscure disease.

Teacher told us just today
her birthday’s very near.
Guess what gifts our teacher
can expect from us this year?

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Birthday, Health, School Poems

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Descriptive Poems, Irony


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