Rudy Tude

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From the book The Armpit of Doom

Rudy Tude

Rudy Tude is rather rude.
There’s no one half as mean.
He truly is the crudest dude
that anyone has seen.

He’ll poke you in the eye for fun.
He’ll step upon your toes.
He’ll yell at you until you run,
then spray you with a hose.

He’ll wipe his nose upon his sleeves.
He’ll spit upon the ground.
So everybody always leaves
when Rudy Tude’s around.

And, all alone, he’ll sit and cry
but never make amends.
He’ll only cry and wonder why
he hasn’t any friends.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Assonance, Descriptive Poems, Irony, Repetition, Rhyme Schemes


From the Book The Armpit of Doom

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