Could Have Been Worse
My friends have not seen London,
They’ve never been to France,
But yesterday at recess
They saw my underpants.
I kicked a ball, my skirt flew up,
And I know what they saw.
The girls all stared and blushed and laughed,
The boys said, “Oo-la-la!”
I’ve thought a lot about it.
This conclusion I have drawn:
I’m embarrassed that they saw them,
But I’m glad I had them on.
— Bill Dodds
Copyright © 1991. All Rights Reserved. From Kids Pick the Funniest Poems: Poems that Make Kids Laugh. Running Press. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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From Kids Pick the Funniest Poems: Poems that Make Kids Laugh
This is one of the most popular collections of funny poetry for kids ever published. It’s a classic because it’s the first collection of poems selected by kids! It includes clever creations from some of the most popular names in children’s poetry, including Bill Dodds, Timothy Tocher, Joyce Armor, Robert Pottle, Bruce Lansky, and Kenn Nesbitt. Humorous illustrations by Stephen Carpenter make this book even better.