Wally Wards the Sword Swallower
Buy the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups
and razor blades,
spikes and spades.
that’s how Wally
got his thrills.
All the same
it’s a shame
should lose his life.
when he choked
on a plastic
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 7
Topics: Cautionary Tale, Circus, Poems about Kooky Characters
Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Irony, Rhyme Schemes
From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups
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