A lion, a moose, and a panda bear

A lion, a moose, and a panda bear

A Poem by Heather Corti

How helping each other is the best way


A lion, a moose

And a panda bear

Went up in a balloon

Filled with hot air


They lifted up

With reasonable care

After an inspection

And a slight repair


For they each wanted to sit

On their own swivel chair

So no view was lost

Such as the shrinking town square


Everything looked so small

Everyone was there

Moose pointed out

“look, there’s the mayor”


The lion did roar

“Well, I do declare,

Look at my house

Sir panda bear” 


Searching and searching

He responded, “where?”

Because he needed his glasses

His sight was impaired!


“That’s not your house”

Moose said with flair

“That’s the big mansion

Owned by Mr. Millionaire


Yours is over yonder

Way, way over there

Remember? It’s the house

With the purple rocking chair?”


Look at those hills, rolling and smooth

I see the cattle, I See the black mare.

I see our school house and

 trees of orange, apple and pear


“I cannot see a thing”, Cried sir Panda,

Twisting his head, “Where or where?

I left my glasses

On the deck chair”


The lion was wise

and said with care,

“Just sit calmly there

On your own swivel chair


The sights we will paint

And our visions we’ll share

Together we contribute

In a balloon filled with hot air



As the day passed

For this great social affair

They put to many words

With delicate care

The sights and the colors

The two did share,

All that they saw

From the balloon of hot air

© 2012 Heather Corti

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Very well thought out and imaginative. Rolls well with just a couple of bumps. Very Dr Seuss but I liked it.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on April 24, 2012
Last Updated on April 24, 2012
Tags: hot air balloon, balloon, sights, chair, glasses, lion, moose, panda bear


Heather Corti
Heather Corti

Massapequa, NY

I am an associate professor of English, State University of New York, who writes poetry, both children's and adult, short stories, political articles, and educational theory observations. I am a wife.. more..