My Cow Bess
A Funny Cow Poem for Kids
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I’d like to introduce you to my cow.
Her name is Bess.
She has a special talent that
I know you’d never guess.
She’s fond of eating chocolate
which I feed her every day.
The chocolate makes her happy so
she starts to swing and sway.
She shivers and she shudders.
She quivers and she quakes.
I feed her chocolate candy and
she gives me chocolate shakes.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 2
Poetic Techniques: Alliteration
About This Poem
Wouldn't it be awesome if chocolate milk came from brown cows? That's what I used to tell my kids when they were little, until they figured out that I was just joking with them. It would still be great if it were true. It would be even better if dancing cows made milkshakes, and you could get chocolate milkshakes by feeding them chocolate bars. Just thinking about it makes me smile. Sadly, it doesn't work that way, but we can always dream. Dreaming up new ideas is what imagination is all about, and using your imagination is the best way to create poetry.
From the book My Cat Knows Karate
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