Sword Swallowing Poems

The Sword I Call My Pride

Wally Wards the Sword Swallower
Wally Wards
swallowed swords,
daggers, dirks
and razor blades,
lances, spears,
garden shears,
sabers, scissors,
spikes and spades.

Wally's jaws
welcomed saws,
hatchets, axes,
power drills,
arrows, picks,
sharpened sticks;
that's how Wally
got his thrills.

All the same
it's a shame
Wally Wards
should lose his life.
Wally croaked
when he choked
on a plastic
butter knife.

Copyright 2004 by Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.
Reprinted by permission of the author. www.poetry4kids.com

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