Learning How to Juggle

A Funny Juggling Poem for Kids

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

I am learning how to juggle
with facility and flair,
I’m attempting to keep
six or seven beanbags in the air.

I’ll propel some pears and peaches
and assorted other fruit.
I’ll toss apricots and apples
as I practice my pursuit.

I will dexterously demonstrate
a knack for pitching pegs.
I’ll manipulate some bowling balls,
some baseballs and some eggs.

With a dozen flaming torches
I’ll inspire the crowds to awe.
I will heave a hundred hammers,
hurl a hatchet and a saw.

My adroitness will amaze you
as I swiftly sling and snatch,
for I’m really good and throwing,
and someday I’ll learn to catch.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 6

Topics: Sports


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

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