I Made a Hat

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From the book The Armpit of Doom

I made a hat from fur and felt,
a feather, and a leather belt.
I topped it with a pretty bow
and lots of ribbons, just for show.
I held it up, admiring it,
then tried it on. It wouldn’t fit!
I pushed and pulled with all my might,
the front, the back, the left, the right.
And yet, no matter how I tried
it wouldn’t fit. I nearly cried!
I yanked it off and yelped because
I saw then what the problem was.
I’m such a dolt, I had to frown.
I’d made the darned thing upside down!

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Imaginary Poems

Poetic Techniques: Irony, Narrative Poems


From the Book The Armpit of Doom

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