My Parents Sent Me To the Store
A Funny Family Poem for Kids
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My parents sent me to the store
to buy a loaf of bread.
I came home with a puppy
and a parakeet instead.
I came home with a guinea pig,
a hamster and a cat,
a turtle and a lizard
and a friendly little rat.
I also had a monkey
and a mongoose and a mouse.
Those animals went crazy
when I brought them in the house.
They barked and yelped and hissed
and chased my family out the door.
My parents never let me
do the shopping anymore.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 3
Topics: Animal Poems, Food Poems, Poems about Friends and Family, Shopping
Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Irony, List Poems, Narrative Poems
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