Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thoughts on the Lesser Beasts

All of you pause to admire the snail
He never leaves home, never forwards his mail.

Spare no attention, though, for the box turtle
To his spouse and his children, he is rather brutal.

In plain black and white, magpie is beplumed
disguised as a clown, he'd look rather stupid.

The robin is shabby, wears only worn tweed
Fat dons on the quad is how they're perceived.

Part of me pities the magnificent horse
from little girls' attention I'm happier divorced.

Flight enters the minds of those the skunk family scampers at
I wonder why coats of arms never show them en rampant.

Incongruous at admiration of tigers accordant
every tiger I've met sorely needed deodorant.

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