Super Samson Simpson
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.
Born in 1940, Jack Prelutsky is the author of more than thirty collections and anthologies of children's poetry
Date Published: 1990-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/super-samson-simpson