The Visitor Poem by Jack Prelutsky

The Visitor

Rating: 3.8


it came today to visit
and moved into the house
it was smaller than an elephant
but larger than a mouse

first it slapped my sister
then it kicked my dad
then it pushed my mother
oh! that really made me mad

it went and tickled rover
and terrified the cat
it sliced apart my necktie
and rudely crushed my hat

it smeared my head with honey
and filled the tub with rocks
and when i yelled in anger
it stole my shoes and socks

that's just the way it happened
it happened all today
before it bowed politely
and softly went away

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rita Cerniglia 13 March 2010

Sounds like the visitor was a zeitgeist. I think perhaps it was a little kind, it did relieve you of your stuffy tie after all.

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Thisandi Weerasinghe 20 August 2014

im doing this for my exam and i nned the inner meaning

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Thisandi Weerasinghe 20 August 2014

im doing this for my exam and i nned the inner meaning

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M Asim Nehal 14 January 2016

it went and tickled rover and terrified the cat it sliced apart my necktie and rudely crushed my hat

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Chinedu Dike 15 January 2017

Profound piece that leaves the reader with an enigma to ponder. A masterpiece!

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 27 September 2021

A wonderful and well crafted poem. Great lines to ponder about.

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nothing 07 April 2021

it was nice!

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Dr Antony Theodore 28 June 2020

it smeared my head with honey and filled the tub with rocks and when i yelled in anger it stole my shoes and socks Smearing my head with honey. tony

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Shaun Cronick 24 April 2020

We can only imagine...

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Michael Walker 15 January 2020

Very well thought through and penned. also witty.

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Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky

Brooklyn, New York
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