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Speedy Sid, the racing squid,
has never lost a race.
The way he swims with all those limbs
ensures a lightning pace.
He’s chased a flounder all around,
competed with an eel,
and raced a ray across the bay,
and even beat a seal.
And every place he’s had a race
you’ll see he’s been around,
for Speedy Sid, the racing squid,
leaves squid marks on the ground.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 5
Topics: Animal Poems, Poems about Kooky Characters, Sports
Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Pun Poems, Rhyme Schemes
From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider
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