Lefty the Lifter

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

Tonight I write of Lefty Wright,
a lifter, slightly gifted,
who nightly lifted left and right
so deftly all he lifted.

Lefty lifted, on his left,
aloft a hefty crate.
Lefty lifted, on his right,
a slightly lighter weight.

So though Lefty lifted deftly,
shifting as he lifted,
Lefty, listing swiftly leftly,
drifted off a cliff did.

Rites were read for Lefty Wright
to Wrights he left bereft.
Despite his might, from quite a height,
yes, Lefty Wright has left.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 7

Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters, Wordplay


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

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