Oh man! Nothing
Mom and Dad were away; I had such big plans
Four kinds of ice cream, scooped, melting
A salad bowl full---cookie dough,
Bubble gum, gummy worms, bananas split
Cherries and chocolate sauce, strawberries, too
My sundae, a masterpiece
Cold, smelling so good
Almost forgot the whipped cream
My dog, Rufus, Oh No!
Gulp, Steal, Swallow whole
Not even one bite left.
Not a taste, his slobber all that remained.
Just the scent and the memory
Of what might have been....
Oh man! That dog!
April 16, 2010
Written with Mrs. Forestâ€™s Third Grade class,
National Poetry Month
Pembroke Hill School
â€œNouns Verbs and Adjectivesâ€
poetry presentation and exercise
nouns: dog, sundae, banana split, marshmallow sauce, ice cream, cherries, worms, smell, scent
verbs: steal, lick, eat, bite, swallow, taste, melt
adjectives: black, chocolate, cookie dough, strawberry, melted, cold, whipped, gummy,
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