A Funny Family Poem for Kids
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My aunt calls me “Elizabeth.”
My grandma calls me “Liz.”
My sister calls me “Lisa,”
and the baby calls me “Wiz.”
My uncle calls me “Betty,”
while my grandpa calls me “Beth.”
My brother calls me “Dizzy Liz”
or sometimes “Lizard Breath.”
My teacher calls me “Betsy”
and my friends all call me “Bess.”
I find these nicknames more annoying
than you’d ever guess.
I wish that they would call me
by my real name instead.
I simply HATE those nicknames;
see, my real name is Fred.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2001. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 2
Topics: Poems about Friends and Family
Poetic Techniques: List Poems, Lyric & Dramatic Poems, Repetition
From the book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!
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