I Stuck My Finger Up My Nose

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From the book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School

I Stuck My Finger Up My Nose

I stuck my finger up my nose
to see what it contained.
I found a bunch of crazy things
that cannot be explained.

I found a dozen rubber bands.
I found a piece of string.
I found my missing basketball.
I found a playground swing.

I found a giant pot of gold.
I found a sailing boat.
I found an ancient castle
with a drawbridge and a moat.

I found a hairy mastodon.
I found a purple car.
I found an Earth-bound starship
from a not too distant star.

But now despite the awesome stuff
I found inside my snout,
I wish I’d never poked in there —
my finger won’t come out!

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2001. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Imaginary Poems, Wacky Weirdness

Poetic Techniques: Hyperbole, Repetition


From the Book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School

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