Poetry Friday – Snoop Dogg

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out No Water River: The Chidlren’s Poetry Place to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness.
It’s that time of year again! Madness! Poetry is back. A year ago, I stumbled into the competition, applied and became an “authlete.” Before that, I hadn’t really written much poetry. And while I didn’t start posting regularly with Poetry Friday here on the blog until July, the Madness! Poetry competition was the start of my love of writing poetry. So YAY for that!
I am so delighted to be participating again this year. Apparently, I even think about in my sleep. Last night, I dreamt that it was the big day of the 1st round of poems. But instead of being online, it was in person and set up more like a rap off, but for poetry. And my opponent was none other than Snoop Dogg. I was so worried because he was so good and everyone was there to hear him. I woke up laughing.
I think I’ve had rapping on the mind because my son is really into The Storybots right now. It’s an educational show that sings rap-like songs to teach kids different topics. I am amazed at how well written the show and songs are. I really get a lot out of the rhythm and how much info they’re able to pack into a single song. I’ve kind of been using it as “mentor texts” since my son wants to watch the over and over and over. Below is one of my favorites, but they are all great.


We Are the Planets
by the Storybots
We are the planets of the solar system
Different sizes for everyone
The music never ends
We are such good friends
And we all orbit the sun
Here comes the sun rapping first on this track from the beginning
I’m the center of the solar system
Planets be spinning around me
So hot
Im roasting you see
Now I pass the mic
To planet closest to me
Mercury the smallest planet
Small as earth’s moon (yo!)
I get super hot and cold and I spin very slow
I’m Venus
I got mountains and volcanoes that spray
I’m the same size as Earth but spin the opposite way
I’m Earth
I’m the home to every boy an girl
Such beautiful, beautiful world
I’m Mars
The red planet I got deserts and ice
I got two moons, nice
That’s like one moon twice
I’m Jupiter
The biggest planet
I’m humongous, gargantuan
I spin the fastest
Rap the fastest
Plus I’m handsome
Blam, son!
Oh please
I’m Saturn
Check out my beautiful rings
Made out of billions of rocks, dust and other things
I’m Uranus
I say that with pride
Okay, I lied
I’m embarrassed because I’m the only planet lying on it’s side
I’m Neptune
I’m cold, dark, windy and mysterious
I’m vey stormy, so bring an umbrella
I’m serious!
We are the planets of the solar system
Different sizes for everyone
The music never ends
We are such good friends
And we all orbit the sun

4 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – Snoop Dogg

  1. Oh, you rapper–you! The sass of Jupiter is my favorite1I'm so glad the planets are friends! And, I'm glad I finally figured out how to read your post. Last week, all I saw was the big pink dot. I didn't see how to click a link. Now, I see to click a link.


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