Funny Poem for Kids

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I am new to poetry (having only started last year), but I believe some of my work is quite good quality. Anyway, you be the judge.

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My Big Fat Cat

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Published: May 2017

I own a big fat cat-
The fattest for miles around.
Wherever there's lots of food,
That's where he'll be found.

He's really good at eating.
It's a talent, I suppose.
I'm sure if he keeps at it
He'd win the talent shows.

I own a big fat cat-
He weighs at least a ton.
He couldn't run to save his life.
Yes, he isn't much fun.

His favourite room's the kitchen.
(I'm sure we all know why.)
He eats just about everything,
So that's why, with a sigh...

I'd like to tell you, Teacher,
I'd like to tell you straight,
I might have "accidentally" dropped
My homework in his plate.

more by Christian M. Mitewu

Poem of the Day for: 2018-05-27

Pets have distinct characteristics. In this funny poem, the poet expands on his cat’s love of eating (and even uses that to get out of doing homework).

Connect Over a Poem:

The speaker in this poem blames his cat for eating his homework. Have you ever made up an excuse to get out of doing homework (or something else)? Did it work?

Fun Activity:

Write a four-line stanza about your pet using this template from the first stanza of this poem. If you don’t have a pet, write this short poem about one you would like to have.

Stanza from the poem:

I own a big fat cat-
The fattest for miles around.
Wherever there's lots of food,
That's where he'll be found.

Template:

I own a ______ (adjective) _______ (pet).
The _______ (adverb) for miles around.
Wherever there's lots of _______(noun),
That's where he'll be found.

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  • by Kitty Cat
  • 2 weeks ago

This story is hilarious and amazing! I'm personally a huge fan of cats, so this is like the best poem I have ever read. I love this poem so, so much, and I loved how well it took on the famous theme of "my dog at my homework." I recommend this poem for cat lovers or anyone, really.

  • by Louise Michelle
  • 2 months ago

As a cat lover, I definitely enjoyed this poem. You were very clever to do a new take on the old theme of "My dog ate my homework." And then the surprise ending about it landing on her plate was terrific. I enjoy reading (and writing) humorous poems. This put a smile on my face. Good work.

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