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Stephen Katona

Rookie - 667 Points (26th November 1970 / Manchester, UK)

If a Hippo Said Boo


If a hippo said boo,
To you,
What would you do?

Would you shoo,
Paddle away in a canoe,
Try to fly like a cockatoo,
Swim into,
A crocodile's stew,
Or pretend you,
Are a passing kangaroo?

Perhaps you,
Could offer something new;
A home in a zoo,
Unlimited shampoo,
Cake to chew,
Or a shiny shoe?

I'd just say, 'phew,
I've been looking for you,
To ask your point of view,
On what people should do,
Before animals are too few.'

Submitted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Topic of this poem: Animals


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