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Jack Prelutsky
Jack Prelutsky
Born in 1940, Jack Prelutsky is the author of more than thirty collections and anthologies of children's poetry...
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Super Samson Simpson

 
by Jack Prelutsky

I am Super Samson Simpson,
I'm superlatively strong,
I like to carry elephants,
I do it all day long,
I pick up half a dozen
and hoist them in the air,
it's really somewhat simple,
for I have strength to spare.

My muscles are enormous,
they bulge from top to toe,
and when I carry elephants,
they ripple to and fro,
but I am not the strongest
in the Simpson family,
for when I carry elephants,
my grandma carries me.






From Something BIG Has Been Here, published by Greenwillow, 1990. Used with permission.
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