The Princess of the Monkey Bars
I’m the Princess of the Monkey Bars.
I’m always upside down.
I smile while I am hanging;
don’t mistake it for a frown.
My ponytails are dangling.
My crown’s clipped to my head.
I’ve been hanging for so long,
my face is turning red.
I choose who climbs the monkey bars.
I’m strict but always fair.
But still some kids make fun of me
while others simply stare.
I’m embarrassed to admit it,
but I really must confess
that the Princess of the Monkey Bars
should not have worn a dress.
— Robert Pottle
Copyright © 2009. All Rights Reserved. From What I Did on My Summer Vacation: Kids' Favorite Funny Summer Vacation Poems. Running Press. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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From What I Did on My Summer Vacation: Kids' Favorite Funny Summer Vacation Poems
What I Did on My Summer Vacation is the first funny poetry book about summer vacation! It will entertain kids all summer, whether they’re away at camp, traveling cross country in a hybrid or staying home with a bookshelf full of good summer reading. It contains over 40 sidesplitting poems about summer vacation that cover everything from the much-anticipated last day of school to family road trips, wacky days at summer camp, learning how to swim, dizzying roller coaster rides at amusement parks, fun-filled days at the beach, and finally, the dreaded first day of school. These hilarious poems are sure to make you count the days until summer vacation begins!