Kids’ Poem: The Pentopus

Shark with dentures and octopus missing three arms

The Pentopus
by Nessa Morris

A shark and an octopus fight. 
In inky obscureness, they smite.   
  The dark misadventures 
  mean shark now has dentures, 
and octo lost three on the right.

Today you get an extra special treat…

See that picture of the shark with dentures and the pentopus. Yeah, that one. I drew that. Yep. You know you want to hire me as an illustrator. Errr, yeah…

I texted the drawing to hubby. His reply:

Text message reads "disturbing" with a smiley face.

Oh, well. I posted it anyway.

The reason for the self-drawn image is that my husband said the poem would be funny if it had a picture to go along with it. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any denture-wearing shark clipart. And I didn’t feel like writing another poem. So I drew a picture instead. I haven’t drawn anything in years… obviously. Anyhow…

platypus, 50%; pumpkin, 37.5%; panache, 12.5% In a tight race, “platypus” ended up as the word for Monday’s poem.

Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to vote. If you’re reading by email, you’ll need to click the post title, then scroll down to the poll.


Author: Nessa

Librarian for people with visual and physical impairments, and mother of two sharp-witted alien children.

11 thoughts on “Kids’ Poem: The Pentopus”

  1. Pentopus! Lol. I was just going to ask you where you got this illustration. It’s so fun and cute. “Disturbing?” More funny, to me. But then that just makes me weird. In any case, you have another talent you can market!

    1. Thanks. I hope I’m just being overly critical of my drawing, but considering I did it on my lunch break, I guess it’s not that bad.

      1. Thanks. I do follow Reading with Rhythm. It’s a great blog.

        I love to hear all the great things people do. At a conference a year or two ago, I was lucky enough to hear a woman speak about her trials and adventures as a blind Iditarod racer. Amazing!

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