I Stuck My Finger Up My Nose
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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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