Jack Prelutsky

(8 September 1940 / Brooklyn, New York)

I Went Hungry on Thanksgiving - Poem by Jack Prelutsky

I was hungry on Thanksgiving
But I couldn't eat a thing
I couldn't eat a drumstick
And I couldn't eat a wing
I couldn't have the pickles
Or the gravy covered rice
The pumpkin pie was luscious
But I couldn't have a slice
I was starving for some stuffing
Or a tasty yellow yam
Or a puffy little muffin
Spread with homemade berry jam
Our dinner looked delicious
But I didn't dare to touch
I went hungry on Thanksgiving
My new braces hurt too much!

Topic(s) of this poem: thanksgiving


Comments about I Went Hungry on Thanksgiving by Jack Prelutsky

  • Chinedu Dike (1/15/2017 6:33:00 AM)


    Lovely piece with beautiful rhyme scheme. Lol. (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/16/2016 1:11:00 PM)


    Spread with homemade berry jam
    Our dinner looked delicious
    But I didn't dare to touch
    (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 26, 2015


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