I Taught My Cat to Clean My Room
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I taught my cat to clean my room,
to use a bucket, brush and broom,
to dust my clock and picture frames,
and pick up all my toys and games.
He puts my pants and shirts away,
and makes my bed, and I would say
it seems to me it’s only fair
he puts away my underwear.
In fact, I think he’s got it made.
I’m not as happy with our trade.
He may pick up my shoes and socks,
but I clean out his litter box.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2009. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 2
Topics: Animal Poems
Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Anthropomorphism & Personification, Irony
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