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Talented Family
by Kenn Nesbitt

My family’s very talented;
I’m certain you’ll agree.
We each possess a special skill
That anyone can see.

My brother’s good at burying
his finger up his nose.
My sister’s good at covering
her room with dirty clothes.

My father’s good at eating soup
in big, disgusting slurps.
My mother’s good at cutting loose
with record-breaking burps.

Our dog is good at piddling
in the backseat of the car.
The baby’s good at putting
Pop-Tarts in the VCR.

Myself, I’m good at sleeping late
and making lots of noise
and cluttering the living room
with comic books and toys.

So though we’re very talented,
I’m sad to say it’s true:
We’re only good at doing things
we’re not supposed to do.


Text © Kenn Nesbitt, reprinted from The Aliens Have Landed! published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Margeaux Lucas. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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