Jack Prelutsky

(8 September 1940 / Brooklyn, New York)

The Visitor - Poem by Jack Prelutsky

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 about The Visitor by Jack Prelutsky

  • Rookie - 0 Points Thisandi Weerasinghe (8/20/2014 12:38:00 AM)

    im doing this for my exam and i nned the inner meaning (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Thisandi Weerasinghe (8/20/2014 12:38:00 AM)

    im doing this for my exam and i nned the inner meaning (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,689 Points * Sunprincess * (4/5/2014 7:54:00 PM)

    .........a little bit scary....but I loved it...and I especially loved these lines...
    ~then it pushed my mother
    oh! that really made me mad (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rita Cerniglia (3/13/2010 3:11:00 PM)

    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. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003



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