I Made a Wish

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From the book My Dog Likes to Disco

I found a lamp. A dirty lamp.
I rubbed it to a shine.
A genie from the lamp said he
would grant a wish of mine.

I made a wish. A simple wish.
It practically came true.
I wished I had a million dollars
and a pickle too.

I got the million dollars,
but I really can’t say why
I never got the pickle.
I think I’m going to cry.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Imaginary Poems

Poetic Techniques: Irony, Narrative Poems


From the Book My Dog Likes to Disco

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