The Dragons of Monster Town
A Monster Poem for Kids
The dragons run the fire department
down in Monster Town.
when there’s a building burning down.
They carry ropes and hoses.
They have buckets full of sand,
which, every afternoon, they practice
passing hand to hand.
They’ve got a truck and ladder,
and a siren they can blare.
They’ve even got protective hats
and boots and underwear.
But every time that there’s a fire
they stand around and pout.
Unfortunately, dragons stink
at putting fires OUT.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 4
Topics: Monster Poems
Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Idioms
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