Lucky Lou

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Lucky Lou was luckier
than anyone the whole world over.
Lou had ninety rabbits’ feet,
his lawn was made of four-leafed clover.

Lou had lots of lucky bracelets
all adorned with lucky charms;
some he wore around his ankles,
others jingled on his arms.

Lou would keep his lucky hat on
even while he took a bath.
Black cats always walked behind him
so they wouldn’t cross his path.

Never walked beneath a ladder.
Never wore a stitch of black.
Never broke a single mirror.
Never stepped upon a crack.

Lucky Lou was luckier
than anybody else, it’s said.
Till the day that grand piano
fell and landed on his head.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 1999. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters


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