I Bought a Balloon

A Funny Balloon Poem for Kids

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever


I bought a balloon that weighs more than a pound.
I can’t make it float. It just drags on the ground.
I drag it behind me wherever I go.
It wasn’t the smartest decision. I know.
So that’s why I’m thinking, the next time around,
I’ll only buy one that weighs less than a pound.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Science and Technology Poems, Shopping

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Irony


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever

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