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It used to be that polar bears
went bowling, just for grins,
with snowballs for their bowling balls
and penguins as the pins.
The bears would have a blast
with all the snowballs that they threw.
The penguins weren’t as happy;
that’s the only time they flew.
So penguins all moved south and now
they’re at the other pole.
Well, wouldn’t you move far away
if bears used you to bowl?
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 4
Topics: Animal Poems, Sports
Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Anthropomorphism & Personification, Assonance, Narrative Poems
From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider
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