Eight amazing animals
by Monty Edwards
Animals ev’rywhere always amaze:
Big beefy buffaloes quietly graze;
Cats with their claws out can climb and can scratch;
Dogs dive for balls using teeth for a catch;
Elephants’ ears are as big as can be;
Foxes from hunters can speedily flee;
Gentle giraffes are remarkably tall;
Heavyweight hippos have ears that are small.
I like the ibex. It surely can climb.
Just don’t wait for zebra. I haven’t the time!
- Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #11 – Write an Alphabet Poem.
Author comment: For an alphabetic assignment I wanted a subject of interest to children that was represented by many examples. This would help provide maximum flexibility for the alphabetic choices and the accompanying rhymes. Animals seemed ideal. I decided to underline the alphabetic structure with some alliteration and the final line, but stopped at J to avoid monotony and less convincing examples.