Mirror, Mirror

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, mirror, by the sink,
tell me what you truly think.
Am I fat or am I thin?
Will I lose or should I win?

Am I short? Perhaps too tall?
Are my ears a bit too small?
Is my nose exactly right?
Do I have an overbite?

Am I weak or super strong?
Is my hair too short or long?
Am I smart or rather dumb?
Can you say what I’ll become?

Am I nerdy? Am I cool?
Am I awful? Do I rule?
Am I great or do I stink?
Mirror, mirror by the sink.

 — Linda Knaus and Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes, Wacky Weirdness

Poetic Techniques: List Poems, Lyric & Dramatic Poems, Repetition


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

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