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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 shock someone we didn't like If Electric Eels were our forebears? Would …

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 crowing loud Preps us for the day ahead. But do you ever wonder Who gets the Rooster out of bed?
Pen…

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'll never leave you," say the Trees.
The Squirrels …

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 garden grow, Angry to wait, if grown to slow? Can you take a Pitcher Pla…

The Inventor

There are so many things I wish did exist. For many years now, I've been keeping a list. I'll be the greatest inventor when I am all grown. And the coolest machines I will then own.
One idea was inspired 'cause all of my stuff Is grabbed by my bro, and he is quite rough. The "Create-A-Thingie" will make you another When your favorite toy is broken by your brother.
Will Mom refuse to let you leave the table, Til you finish your plate, although you're unable? "I-Don't-Want-It-You-Eat-It" will make life a breeze When Mom makes you stay til you eat your veggies.
Teacher says my math's in need of assist- A number of problems on my test I had missed. The "Number-ator" makes math skills much greater, Though I'm not sure it's different than my calculator...
Bath hour in the way of your Lego time? Mom insists you get rid of the dirt and the grime? The "Dry Shower" cleans you, but never annoys! In five minutes flat you'…

Social Distancing

It's been so long-no school, no friends. My brother was driving me mad. He'd grab my stuff and rip my books- I complained to Mom and Dad.
My Mom said I should feel lucky to have A playmate like my bro. Some kids have no one else at home, As well as no place to go.
I said to her, "But there's nothing to do!" Mom said, "Use imagination." So I looked around for some new idea And on TV, found inspiration.
After a bit of playing, I saw Mom Looking around, a bit concerned. I wasn't sure why, so back to the game I decided to return.
Some time later, I saw Mom's face And it looked quite pale. She started looking in all the rooms But seemed to no avail.
Faster and faster she began to search- For what I had no notion. So I got back to playing our game, Not understanding her commotion.
It was nice and quiet in the house, Which seemed to concern my Mother. But I was glad that things calmed down, With no yelling from my Brother.
"Mom should be pleased,…

A Stag's Lament

You might think me noble and grand, An animal graceful and fine. But things often go unplanned With antlers as big as mine.
Many others do greatly admire The horns that come out of my head. But the truth is I would be a liar If "I loved them" is what I had said.
You see they are quite the hardship To carry around all of my life. They feel just as big as a starship And they've caused me nothing but strife.
Let's begin with an obvious quandary- On all things my head decor catches. When somebody line dries their laundry, On horns, you bet underwear snatches.
Do you know that others will snicker? They're hard to remove, you really should know. It's awkward, in your horns, to have knickers When you're trying to talk to a doe.
Antlers can be very ungainly And they're not very good for my balance. Really, to put it quite plainly, Walking round with these things takes some talents.
What really can make a stag cry While enjoying some grass neath a birch, Is s…

The Cat Play Book II - The Histories

Old Cat had taught Young Cat about being a kitty- How to land on all fours, avoiding litter too gritty. Young Cat was a natural, Old Cat did acknowledge. Young Cat had an insatiable thirst for new knowledge.
Young Cat asked Old Cat about more education On the subject of "Cat", as choice occupation. Old Cat replied, "Since the basics you passed, Let's study history and step into the past."
So Old Cat took Young Cat on a cultural tour Filled with data and facts, and sprinkled with lore. Young Cat sat up, so keen for his lesson. Old Cat cleared his throat and began the session.
"Way back in Egypt, upon hot sand they trod, The smartest of cultures revered us as gods. Cat-headed old deities, to which they'd all bow. If you ask me, they should still do that now!"
"Ancient Romans were our fans and were our proponents, But they didn't use us to get rid of their rodents. We were replaced by weasels-can you believe we were fired? But soon Rome dec…

The Cat Play Book I - The Basics

The new cat arrived, all kitten and cute. The older cat said nothing-perfectly mute. The kitten tried eagerly to break up the ice, Purring and bunting and being all nice.
The older cat warmed and finally said,  "Little one, there's much not yet in your head. Come let me teach you, so you'll never fail And a real cat you'll be, deserving your tail."
The little cat sat, rapt in attention, Eager to hear all the old cat would mention. "First thing is first-know the best treats. Never do tricks, make them beg at your feet."
"Sleep is essential-there is never enough- It is overrated to be active and tough. Everywhere is a nap opportunity. This is well known in the cat community."
"Though we may live isolated in a tall, city flat, We aren't alone-there's a whole lot of cats! Look out the window!  See tuxedos and tabbies. There are more cats in the city than doormen and cabbies!"
"How do words carry? How do we talk? Unknown to …
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