Past Continuous Tale

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Written for students learning English. Use this poem to demonstrate use of the past continuous tense. Rap rhythm. Written as a shape poem.



flying on

my broomstick

when I saw a frog

He was looking very

lonely, just sitting on a log

He was picking his toenails when I thought of a spell

I was hoping for a toad,

but oh…………what the hell!

He was croaking


until I took hold of a leg

He was swinging like a monkey from a clothes peg

I was cackling to myself as I dropped him in my sack

He was jumping about

until I gave him a whack

The sun was already rising

when I returned home

My sack was bulging when

I tripped over my gnome

I was screeching wildly

when everything escaped

Including the frog, who

hopped off with my new cape

Submitted: March 30, 2020

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Bert Broomberg

Lovely poem.

Mon, March 30th, 2020 10:03pm


Thank you!

Tue, March 31st, 2020 1:46am

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