George Hunter


001-The Zebra - Poem by George Hunter

The zebra is a beautiful beast
He has stripes that go from west to east.
Or is it east to west? , I don’t know
But I like the way they seem to flow.
It’s camouflage, one of the best
It keeps the lions from their quest.
Stripes, a result of natural selection
By the zebra trying to attain perfection.
Must be a small relation to the horse.
Of course the horse, the horse of course.
Not easily tamed for a life of strife
Preferring to live their own free life.
A thing I wonder about, as this I write
Is it white stripes on black or black on white>?
One thing I know that comes to mind
Is that zebra stripes are like fingerprints,
One of a kind.
About anything more, I don’t have a clue
I think I’ll go and observe some at the zoo.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Informed opinion has it that zebras have white stripes on black even tho their underbellies are white.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 24, 2015


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