Izzy O’Rainty

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

I’s Izzy O’Rainty
I ain’t not bizzare.
I is how I ain’t
and I ain’t how I are.

I wasn’t not never
the way that I was.
And now I don’t never
not do what I does.

At being not me
I is truly a whiz.
I is what I’s not
and I ain’t what I is.

I wouldn’t not never
not do what I won’t.
Whatever I can do
I certainly I don’t.

I isn’t not happy.
I has no complaint.
I’s perfect not being
just not how I ain’t.

I is how I are when
I ain’t how I be.
I’s Izzy O’Rainty
I’s not really me.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters, Wacky Weirdness

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Nonsense Poems, Paradox Poems, Wordplay


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

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