I Bought a New Tank For My Goldfish
I bought a new tank for my goldfish.
They shot me right in the behind,
and then they drove over
my little dog, Rover.
I guess that I bought the wrong kind.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 2
Topics: Animal Poems, Wordplay
Poetic Techniques: Anthropomorphism & Personification, Irony, Pun Poems, Rhyme Schemes
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