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As Soon As Fred Gets Out Of Bed

Rating: 3.9

As soon as Fred gets out of bed,
his underwear goes on his head.
His mother laughs, "Don't put it there,
a head's no place for underwear!"
But near his ears, above his brains,
is where Fred's underwear remains.

At night when Fred goes back to bed,
he deftly plucks it off his head.
His mother switches off the light

and softly croons, "Good night! Good night!"
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Kalinda Evers 07 November 2011

Though it is funny and certainly entertaining, it's just the things the boy does sound like he's acting out. In the back of my mind I just can't get this thought that this poem is bad out of my head. Maybe I'm letting my past colour my opinion, but. That last sentence, it strikes me. 'And then, for reasons no one knows, Fred's underwear goes on his toes.' It sounds like abuse.

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C Peak 13 July 2012

I think this poem is hilarious. The content is funny and absurd at the same time, and the lines have a lyrical rhythm that can be read like a song. Can you just imagine your brother (or son, or possibly yourself) running around with underwear on his head! If you have ever had brothers, I'm sure you can identify. Humor and personal connections are important when teaching students about poetry. No abuse intended here....just reality! My students loved it!

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Kevin Diaz 24 January 2010

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Ladawn Trice 16 March 2012

it does sound like abuse but i think Fred is just being funny, just being himself, being a kid.... many a boys i know have walked around w their underwear on their heads on the way to their baths-making humour.... i can't see that this poem is just bad, but it is funny fun and filled w curiosity.... mr jack prelutsky, please oneday verify

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Nabakishore Dash 23 August 2021

Induced smile on my lips although sealed.when is it borne on the right place is a mistry.

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i like lollypop 21 April 2021

this poem is funny like L.O.L

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Sammy Dunbar 14 September 2020

This poem is funny he doesn't know where to put his underwear

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you big dumb

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Kumarmani Mahakul 29 June 2020

Amusing expression. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being chosen this poem as the modern poem of the day.

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Dr Antony Theodore 28 June 2020

At night when Fred goes back to bed, he deftly plucks it off his head. His mother switches off the light and softly croons, " Good night! Good night! " endearing. tony

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