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Sybil the Magician's Last Show

Short and sweet, this poem is almost the length of a run-on.

Sybil the Magician's Last Show

by Shel Silverstein

Magical Sybil was much too cheap
To buy her rabbit a carrot.
He grew so thin, just bones and skin,
So starved he couldn’t bear it—
And so, as she reached into her hat
To grab him by the ears,
She felt a tug, she felt a pull,
And WHAP— she disappeared!
“The greatest act we’ve ever seen,”
We cheered for Magical Sybil.
But all that remained was a hat and a cape
And the sound of a bunny
Goin’, “Nibble…nibble…nibble.”

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