30 Poems in 30 Days: April 7

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Yay, we've made it through 7 poems in 7 days! Let's celebrate...with a poem!

Mr. Nobody 
By Anonymous

I know a funny little man,
As quiet as a mouse,
Who does the mischief that is done
In everybody’s house!
There’s no one ever sees his face,
And yet we all agree
That every plate we break was cracked
By Mr. Nobody.

’Tis he who always tears out books,
Who leaves the door ajar,
He pulls the buttons from our shirts,
And scatters pins afar;
That squeaking door will always squeak,
For prithee, don’t you see,
We leave the oiling to be done
By Mr. Nobody.

The finger marks upon the door
By none of us are made;
We never leave the blinds unclosed,
To let the curtains fade.
The ink we never spill; the boots
That lying round you see
Are not our boots,—they all belong
To Mr. Nobody.

Mischief makers are always fun to read about!  If you enjoyed this poem you might want to check
out these books too...

Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael B. Kaplan
17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore by Jenny Offill
The Unruly Queen by E.S. Redmond
No David by David Shannon
Nobody Here But Me by Judith Viorst

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