I Lost My Head

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever


Before I go to sleep each night
I first remove my head,
and set it gently down upon
the nightstand by my bed.
And every morning when I wake,
I stretch my arms and yawn,
then pick my head up carefully
and put it right back on.

I put my head on backward
when I woke up yesterday,
and, every time I turned my head,
I looked the other way.
I started walking into walls
and falling down the stairs.
I stumbled into tables
and I tumbled over chairs.

Today is looking even worse;
I woke up in my bed
and felt around my nightstand
but I couldn’t find my head.
I hope I find it shortly.
I’d be sad if it were gone.
From now on when I go to bed
I think I’ll leave it on.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Imaginary Poems, Poems about Kooky Characters, Sleep

Poetic Techniques: Narrative Poems


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever

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