Crash! Bang! Boom!

A Call-and-Response Onomatopoeia Poem for Kids

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Crash Bang Boom by Kenn Nesbitt

I close my eyes, turn off the light.
CRASH! BANG! BOOM!

Oh, what’s that noise so late at night?
CRASH! BANG! BOOM!

It seems that something isn’t right.
CRASH! BANG! BOOM!

It’s giving me an awful fright.
CRASH! BANG! BOOM!

Is it some fiend I’ll have to fight?
CRASH! BANG! BOOM!

Or could it be a bat in flight?
CRASH! BANG! BOOM!

I shine my flashlight, nice and bright.
CRASH! BANG! BOOM!

My brother’s playing drums tonight!
CRASH! BANG! BOOM!

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Music Poems, Poems about Friends and Family

Poetic Techniques: Imagery, Narrative Poems, Onomatopoeia, Repetition

 


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