I Built Myself a Time Machine

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

I built myself I time machine
tomorrow afternoon,
then traveled back to yesterday,
and very, very soon
I’ll re-create my time machine
and travel once again
to yesterday where, like before,
I’ll wait two days and then
I’ll build myself a time machine.
I’m such a nincompoop.
I never should have made this thing.
I’m stuck inside a loop.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Science and Technology Poems

Poetic Techniques: Narrative Poems, Paradox Poems


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

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