Oh, I’m being eaten
By a boa constrictor,
A boa constrictor,
A boa constrictor,
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor,
And I don’t like it–one bit.
Well, what do you know?
It’s nibblin’ my toe.
Oh, gee,
It’s up to my knee.
Oh my,
It’s up to my thigh.
Oh, fiddle,
It’s up to my middle.
Oh, heck,
It’s up to my neck.
Oh, dread,
It’s upmmmmmmmmmmffffffffff…

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6 Comments

  1. me says:

    i luv dis poom cuz it iz de boom!
    thx shel

  2. Michele says:

    My son will be “performing” this poem tomorrow for his 2nd grade class, and I cannot wait to see it! Tomorrow is my 45th birthday, and I cannot think of a better way to spend my morning!

  3. Asia says:

    I LOVE this poem I did this 4th grade at the end of the year, then I moved schools 🙁 But still love the poem!!!

  4. millie says:

    this guy writes so many poems and i dont ebven know how he just comes up woth them riht off the bat!
    I was never a really poem kinda girl but my friend got me reading his books and dare i say he is my inspiration! I am now winning poem contest and one of my poems is going to be sold in a book nation wide! So i just wanted to say thanks to shel because without him i really wouldnt have realized a dream i have had inside of me for so long, and thanks to him i am now writing pooems that reallly touch people make them cry and laugh i love to see peoples faces after i tell them my poems is a wonderful feeling so thankyou so much

  5. Kate says:

    this poem is cool

  6. dede says:

    i luv this poem this is one of my favorite poemes by shel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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