Denis Martindale


Ain'T Life Tedious? - Poem by Denis Martindale

'I don't know about you, sunshine,
But I think it's getting worse...
There was a time I thought things fine,
But now it's like a curse...'

'Us meerkats, always running round...
And looking left and right,
And scared to death of every sound,
Nerves shattered day and night! '

'The kids don't care! It's all a game!
We get no sympathy!
The faces change, yet life's the same
And that's what's bugging me! '

'Variety's the spice of life!
That's what the humans say!
But all I see is pain and strife...
Constant running away! '

'Just look at these short legs I've got,
I was taller last year!
And why must it always be hot?
Oh, dear, oh, dear, oh, dear! '

'The humans drink Pepsi and Coke!
I think we should complain!
God, this is a terrible joke! '
Then it poured down with rain...

copyright, Denis Martindale.

The poem is based on the magnificent
wildlife painting by Stephen Gayford.

Topic(s) of this poem: animals


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poem is based on the wonderful wildlife artist Stephen Gayford's paintings and you can use the poemhunter keyword search for the popular Stephen Gayford animal poems: lion, tiger, bear, meerkat, eagle, falcon, leopard, cheetah, panther, panda, parrot, macaw, owl, wolf, dolphin, seal, penguin.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 29, 2014


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