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Riddle Me This

The Big Cat stalked silent, on his tip toe- His long tail was moving, twitching to and fro. He watched Gazelle as she ate and she grazed, Under the sun as it baked and it blazed. Closer he got, parting the grass, Knowing in a chase, he could surpass. Suddenly Gazelle felt Cheetah's eyes, And to his presence, she became wise. She shouted out, "I know you're there!" And then with caution and with great care, She watched wary as Cheetah appeared, And stepped back slowly as he calmly neared. "Hello, my dear.  Please come with me. Let's make this as easy as it can be. We both know that you can run fast, But I am faster and you'll be surpassed." "I don't think that's fair," said the Gazelle- "You're so swift, can I compel You to a game of our wits instead? And if I lose...", the rest went unsaid. Intrigued the Cat said, "Do tell me more." Such a rare offer he wanted to explore. Gazelle then smiled and made it clear

Boo

It has been a month, it has been non-stop.  You may think my story is over the top. This poltergeist that lived in my room Had filled me with fear and filled me with doom. It started when I came home from school One day in the Fall, the air turning cool. Inside more then, I noticed the change- Things moving around, which I thought  quite strange. First, items would be in one place, then another. I thought that maybe it had been my brother. He denied any participation, Which only increased my feelings of frustration. Then books began to fall on the floor. I would see shadows at the closet door. Rattling chains, and moans filled the space. At night I'd pull covers up over my face. The toys in my room would circle and spin. Then they'd fall down, causing a loud din. Mom would yell out, "Stop all that noise!" But it wasn't me throwing the toys. I tried to explain, it was the ghost and not me! But she didn't believe, she refused to see. I finally decided, rather th

The Vampire's Lament

People seem to admire Vampires, But they've no idea what it requires. Flying as bats?  Eternal life? Yes, but you're not accounting for strife. Italian food, yes?  You love it so? For Vampires, that cuisine's a no-no. A nice bolognese, meaty and thick? Not when it comes with fresh garlic! We get stressed too, and we need a break! It's hard dodging things that can be used as a stake! But no restful beach with oceans to splash. Not when the sun can turn you to ash. And how can I know if my cape is on straight? Or if I look tired, unkempt or look great? How do you tell if you're a mess or perfection When, in a mirror, you have no reflection? And yes, it is cool to walk on the ceiling. I must admit it's a really cool feeling. But it is a chore when your wife expects, Out of the corners, you to clear all insects. "But you can turn into a bat, and fly far away! Soaring the skies!  That's cool!" do you say? Yes it is nice to float on the breeze, But you m

Multiple Confusion

  If Goose meet for a party, they become Geese. By why aren't many Moose also called Meese? And more than one Ox somehow become Oxen, But when a Fox joins his pals, we don't  call them Foxen. While we're at it-Octopuses or just Octopi? Hippopotamuses?  Hippos?  Hippopotami? The bird Grouse flies with others, and they are termed Grouses. But a Mouse and his buddies aren't called Mouses? Many Bison and Sheep are having a ball Knowing in groups, their names don't change at all. Fungus and Cactus don't just add "e", "s"- Oh no!  You use "i", adding to the mess! We can find ourselves entertained at the Zoo, But thinking about it, are you confused too? There's no common rule to use for beast groups- To learn correct terms has us  jumping through hoops. I imagine he is having a good laugh at us, Figuring out what to call two hippopotamus. I am referring of course, no doubt, to the bloke Who made up different rules as some kind of joke.

Evolution

Evolution's quite a thing- Amazed, it makes me gape. But do you ever stop and think, What if we had not come from Apes? If we were close to Snakes, Would we slither all around? Would we have built our buildings A little closer to the ground? Or from the Birds, who fly with ease, We'd evolved our shape and form? Would sharp beaks instead of mouths And bright feathers be our norm? Dogs, they say, are man's best friend. But if they were ancestors long ago, Instead of shaking hands Would we sniff butts to say hello? Our better yet, our Feline pets? Stuck up jerks, Cats we do label. But what if we came from them , Would we  knock objects off the tables? Lizards, another branch- How'd that evolution flow? Changing colors like Chameleons, Is how emotions we would show? Or from Fireflies, would we glow? Or if Wasps, sting enemies? Would we spin webs like Spiders do Or make honey like the Bees? Could we sho

Ask a Silly Question...

How do Porcupines embrace? Carefully, I guess... Standing far apart with their Paws around their necks? Whatever do Raccoons Wear on Halloween? Since wearing masks for them Is pretty much routine? Are Hyenas really laughing At some clever inside joke? What could be that funny That kind of laughter to evoke? How to know a Horse agrees, That he means "yes" or "yea"? When the only thing he says Is simply the word "nay"? Flamingos have great balance When on one leg.  Although, I wonder what would happen If they got vertigo? Snakes are awesome creatures, But not without a hitch. I wonder what they do  When they have an awful itch? A Skunk's spray smells bad And it makes me think- How does a Skunk prevent the smell From causing him to stink? Swordfish's strange anatomy Gives me much delight. Do they engage with others in undersea sword fights? A Rooster cro

Love Notes

The Dog's fondness will not "paws". The Cub can't "bear" if you're untrue. "You're purr-fect," says the Cat. Birds build love nests for you. Bakers will always knead you. Whales' love songs will never "seas". Lab Rats think you're amazing. Hives buzz you're the "Bee's Knees". A River's love flows strongly. Mountains think you're peak perfection. You make the Sun squeal with de-light. Clerks put no price on your affection. Fishermen hope to catch your eye. Sea Lions "seal" notes with a kiss. Tailors wear hearts on their sleeves. Canyon's love's deep as an abyss. You take the Wind's breath away. For you, the Forest pines. The Seasons want to Fall in love. Drunk on love, are the Red Wines. Magnets find you so attractive. Lions want you as their "mane" squeeze. The Stags do hold you "deer". "We

Oops...A Daisy

Would a Dandelion fight a Tigerlily? I know that it sounds quite silly. But questions of flowers really must Be examined and be discussed. Have Marigolds ever been mined? What about Silver Lace Vines? Who rings the Bluebells at high noon? Can Trumpet Vines hold a tune? Would Balloon Flowers soar unabated If Rock Roses didn't keep them weighted? Do Baby's Breath flow from Tulips? Do Sunflowers droop mid-eclipse? Do Poppies prefer to be next to Mums? Where did Creeping Virginia really creep from? Are Foxgloves made of Queen Anne's Lace? Do Lady's Slippers leave tracks or trace? Do Sword Lilies cut to the death When faced with Snapdragon's fire breath? Do Black-Eyed Susans look and spy, While Wallflowers act all shy? Do Passion Flowers flirt without restraint, Causing Primroses to swoon and faint? Do Coffee Plants pair with Tea Roses? Would they help your friend, if she dozes? Do Impatiens in your g

The Game

Ball one!  Strike one!  Then ball two- It's a baseball game here at the zoo! The animals are playing the game tonight To decide who gets the bragging rights! One side-The plant eating Herbivores, Who hope to really run up their scores. The Predators are the other side, With the Lion at the head of their pride. The Herbivores start out playing defense- With the Predators at bat, the game can commence. All of the animals take their position, Each team has "winning" as their mission. The Elephant pitches from the mound. With her trunk she can toss that ball around. She winds up, then sends the pitch Right to the Kangaroo's catcher's mitt. The Tiger at bat swings so hard,  The bat is broken in several shards! He runs towards first as his teammates shout! But the Giraffe, so long, easily makes the out. The Crocodile walks up, fixing his hat, To take his place as next at bat. Balanced by his long and massi
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