My clumsy kitty, Henry,
Today was an acrobat.
He leaped from stair to chair
But landed flat upon his back.
He fluffed his tattered tail out
And twisted to a stand.
I pretended not to see his stunt
And giggled behind my hand.
My Henry is not graceful
Or light upon his four feet,
But he purrs most perfectly
And couldn’t be more sweet.
For more fun poems, look for these books at school or at your local library:
A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC by Shel Silverstein
ALMOST LATE TO SCHOOL: AND MORE SCHOOL POEMS by Carol Diggory Shields and Paul Meisel
ROLLING IN THE AISLES: A COLLECTION OF LAUGH-OUT-LOUD POEMS edited by Bruce Lansky
WALKING THE BRIDGE OF YOUR NOSE by Michael Rosen