THE ANIMAL POEM

THE ANIMAL POEM

A Poem by angel
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A poem containing dozens of animals' names

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Kangaroos, elephants, tigers and baboons,
Mongooses (mongeese?) koalas and some loons.
Monkeys and rhinoceroses,(or, um, rhinoceri?)
Lions and gorillas, and some hippopotami.
Zebras and some anteaters; Bactrian camels, too...
More than animals enough to fill the biggest zoo!
Spectacled bears and owls,opossums,and some shrews.
Whales, and snakes, and sheep,(a ram, and his mate, the ewe).
California sea lions, black-tailed prairie dogs,
Grizzly bears and ocelots; a couple of warthogs.
Bat-eared foxes,hedgehogs, a pair of kinkajous,
Polar bears and river otters,meerkats, and some gnus.
Wolves, Tasmanian devils,giraffes, and wallabies;
Some ring-tailed lemurs, and a platypus or three.
Raccoons, skunks,chipmunks,beavers, otters, rats;
Lynxes, leopards, pumas, and domestic cats.
Orangutans and chimpanzees,marmosets and rabbit
Please, somebody stop me! Can't kick the rhyming habit!

© 2018 angel


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angel
You can read this one to your (grand) children!

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Brilliant .... loved it :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


I have the same two obsessions: animals & rhyming! This is delightful & playful & entertaining with strong rhyme & rhythm, as well as clever asides thru-out to break up the "list" aspect of naming so many animals. I had a similar orgasmic rhyming session about animals in a poem about being on an African safari . . . http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/barleygirl/2035118/ . . . if you want to see how much we resonate! I love these masterful fun pieces! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 7 Months Ago


Late of night
when sleep wont come
is when
rhyming, part two
will be done.:)
Oh no it's contagious.


Posted 8 Months Ago


angel

8 Months Ago

It is contagious, but be courageous...
I had the same problem with my kids.Answer: Poetry writing contest, with a great prize. Hooks 'em every time.

Posted 11 Months Ago


A real fun read
Will they all fit on the Ark?
Actually, my grandchildren won't listen to poetry, neither will their parents
Dave

Posted 11 Months Ago


Once the rhyming bug hits you, it becomes addictive angel. I was interested to read the plural of these species. Now the platypus has me well and truly stumped. A fun read for little kids and the bigger variety too. You have many animals in your poetic zoo. :)

Chris

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carola

8 Months Ago

a platypus is an australian aquatic egg-laying mammal that lives in rivers & lakes & has burrows in .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you Carola :)
just look at me I'm so okapi, ewe just gnu I was gonna have a whale of a time here.. didn't cha :) N x

Posted 11 Months Ago


angel

7 Months Ago

Marmoset there'd be days like this, there'd be days like this, my marmoset...
Neville

7 Months Ago

Howelver, marmoset told me if aye aye was guppy that sheep would butterfly me one day to turkey..
angel

7 Months Ago

Alpaca bat ant gull too, deer!
This is quit playful. Love it!

Posted 11 Months Ago


Awright, new, stop that ramen! Oodles, noodles, poodles--new ya got me doin' it!

Posted 11 Months Ago



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