Mr. Mirror

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever


The man called Mr. Mirror
is a most peculiar guy.
He looks a bit like everyone,
though no one quite knows why.

Mr. Mirror looks like you.
He also looks like me.
When anybody looks at him,
it’s just themselves they see.

The President will tell you
Mr. Mirror looks like him.
My Uncle Jim is certain
he resembles Uncle Jim.

To people with a mustache
Mr. Mirror has one too.
He looks like people wearing hats
and those who never do.

He looks like someone five years old,
and someone ninety nine.
He looks like someone with a cold,
and someone feeling fine.

He looks like someone very short
and someone super tall.
but Mr. Mirror doesn’t look
like Dracula at all.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Monster Poems, Poems about Kooky Characters

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Irony


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever

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