Betsy Burped the ABC’s

by Kenn Nesbitt
Betsy burped the ABCs,
and Thomas popped his toes.
Andrew sang “Amazing Grace”
with hot dogs in his nose.

Michael dropped the microphone.
It bounced and banged a beat.
Caroline confirmed how many
oysters she could eat.

Jacob juggled seven eggs
and dropped them on his head.
Peg performed a poem
with the hiccups as she read.

Clapping, whooping, shouting,
we screamed, “Encore!” and “Bravo!”
Truly, that was one amazing
student talent show.


Text © Kenn Nesbitt, reprinted from I've Been Burping in the Classroom published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Mike Gordon. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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