December 26

By Kenn Nesbitt b. 1962 Kenn Nesbitt
A BB gun.
A model plane.
A basketball.
A ’lectric train.
A bicycle.
A cowboy hat.
A comic book.
A baseball bat.
A deck of cards.
A science kit.
A racing car.
A catcher’s mitt.
So that’s my list
of everything
that Santa Claus
forgot to bring.

“December 26.” © 2001 by Kenn Nesbitt. Reprinted from The Aliens Have Landed at Our School! (© 2001, 2005 by Kenn Nesbitt) with permission from Meadowbrook Press.

Source: The Aliens Have Landed at Our School! (2001)

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Poet Kenn Nesbitt b. 1962

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

Subjects Living, Youth

Holidays Christmas

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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

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

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