The Life of a Pirate Ain’t Easy

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The Life of a Pirate Ain't Easy by Kenn Nesbitt

The life of a pirate ain’t easy.
You’ll have to buy lots of supplies.
A parrot for one of your shoulders.
An eyepatch for one of your eyes.

Before you set sail for adventure,
before you embark on your trip,
you’ll need to come up with the money
to purchase a suitable ship.

You’ll need a new chest for your treasure,
a hat and a flag and a plank,
some boots and a spyglass and compass,
which might take a loan from the bank.

Along with this other equipment,
you’ll need a new hook and a peg,
and these are the priciest items;
they’ll cost you an arm and a leg.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Pirate, Poems about Kooky Characters

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Idioms, List Poems, Pun Poems


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