(21 May 1855 – 27 November 1916 / St Amands / Belgium)

I met a dragon face to face

I met a dragon face to face
the year when I was ten,
I took a trip to outer space,
I braved a pirate's den,
I wrestled with a wicked troll,
and fought a great white shark,
I trailed a rabbit down a hole,
I hunted for a snark.

I stowed aboard a submarine,
I opened magic doors,
I traveled in a time machine,
and searched for dinosaurs,
I climbed atop a giant's head,
I found a pot of gold,
I did all this in books I read
when I was ten years old.

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" read" should be pronounced in the past tense in the second to last line!
Creating a poster of this poem for our imaginative grandson's 10th birthday whose biggest wish is to own a library! Unbeknownest to me, Jack Prelutsky is one of his favorite poets! Thank you, Mr. Prelutsky, for your " particularly peculiar poems."
I climbed atop a giant's head, I found a pot of gold, I did all this in books I read when I was ten years old. wonderful imagination and your quest to know through reading. tony
Ummm one it rimes and two it is catchy
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