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An Odd Couple

Content to relax and take his time, Sloth was in his tree. He slowly grabbed a leaf to eat. Smiling, he felt carefree. A Hummingbird went on his way, Darting to and fro. In and out of flowerbeds, Fast was how he'd go. More opposites you could not find, Just like night and day. They just could never understand How each could live his way. Always polite when they would meet, They'd say, "Hi" and then move on. One day Hummingbird came down And asked Sloth, just as he yawned- "You sit up here, all day and night, Lazing all about. Does your routine begin to bore And raise some ounce of doubt? That surely it's better to be  Fast and energetic? You're slow, getting nothing done- Your life's kind of pathetic." Sloth took a minute (or two or three) Before he did then speak. "Hummingbird, you do mistake My being slow for weak. I may not be as fast as you, You let the wo

Four Left Hooves

Misstep one, Misstep two, Sorry for barreling into you. For most graceful, I get no one's vote. I'm the klutziest, clumsiest mountain goat. We're supposed to be agile, nimble and sure, But I stumble and trip, my legs all a blur. I'm very unsteady.  Balance?  A stranger. To myself and others, I pose quite the danger. We live high up, near mountain tops, Walking along crags, looking down on steep drops. A klutzy goat is nobody's friend. It's lonely at the bottom, worse as we ascend. Some begin to come near, then start to think better, Afraid I may cause them to take a header. So alone I grazed, far below the rest. My equilibrium I dared not to test. I'd grown used to the distance, it's really not bad. But there were times I'd feel down and get sad. My herd wasn't mean, not cruel nor cold-hearted. I knew they felt bad when all this had started. It wasn't my fault, but it's really u
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