My New Remote
I bought a new remote control
to turn on my TV.
They said it worked with everything.
I brought it home to see.
I aimed it at my puppy.
I mean, why not take a chance?
I pushed the Power button
and my dog began to dance.
I aimed it at my parakeet
and gently pressed Rewind.
It started singing backward
which completely blew my mind.
I tried it on my father.
When I lightly clicked on Play,
he said, “Hey, why don’t you and I
go kick a ball today?”
I tried it on my mother
and she brought me chocolate cake.
And that was when I might
have made a really big mistake.
I accidentally clicked on Pause
while pointing at my face.
Can someone please come click this thing?
I froze myself in place.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 2
Topics: Poems about Friends and Family, Science and Technology Poems
Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Irony, List Poems, Narrative Poems, Repetition
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