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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

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

Being Lonely Stinks

I never thought I was bad, But many a friend, I never had. Everyone always kept away, Afraid, every moment, I might spray. I'd arrive and say hello. They'd look at me and away they'd go. Most of the time I was alone, Left to forage and frolic on my own. When there were parties, I was not there. From afar, I'd look and stare. Once I tried coming over- Everyone yelled and ran for cover. I decided, though, it's not my fault! Their reactions I can try to halt. I'd brainstorm ways to reverse this mark! Better to light a candle than curse the dark. I am strong, and I am smart- It's time that I do act the part. They'll see I'm fun and full of charm, And will realize I pose no harm. Walking in the forest, through the trees, I collected about 100 leaves. I found some twigs and began my task. Everyone will receive a mask! I worked hard all through the night, Making sure they'd all fit r

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