Polar Bowling

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

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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