Swimming Ool

By Kenn Nesbitt b. 1962 Kenn Nesbitt
Swimming in the swimming pool
is where I like to “B,”
wearing underwater goggles
so that I can “C.”
Yesterday, before I swam,
I drank a cup of “T.”
Now the pool’s a “swimming ool”
because I took a “P.”

“Swimming Ool.” © 1998 by Kenn Nesbitt. Reprinted from Miles of Smiles (© 1998, 2004 by Meadowbrook Creations) with permission from Meadowbrook Press.

Source: Miles of Smiles (1998)

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Poet Kenn Nesbitt b. 1962

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

Subjects Living, Youth, Activities, Sports & Outdoor Activities

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Kenn Nesbitt was born in Berkeley, California. He grew up in Fresno and San Diego and attended National University in San Diego, where he majored in computer science.

Nesbitt’s poetry for children is “irrepressible, unpredictable, and raucously popular,” in the words of former Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis. Nesbitt’s poems frequently deal with humorous, relatable situations that verge on the madcap. He is the author . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Youth, Activities, Sports & Outdoor Activities

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

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