Today I Had a Problem
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Today I had a problem
when I tried to make my bed.
My blankets and my comforter
got wrapped around my head.
I went to fluff the pillows
but the pillow cover tore,
and feathers flew all over
as I stumbled ’round the floor.
I accidentally grabbed the sheets
and pulled them as I fell.
I have to say, it seems
my day’s not starting off too well.
I tripped upon a pillowcase
and landed in a heap.
Good grief! That’s it! I’m staying here
and going back to sleep!
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 3
Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters, Sleep
Poetic Techniques: Narrative Poems
From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups
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