Bri Edwards

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Dinosaurs: Are We Next? ... [dinosaurs; Extinction; Mankind's Future; Noah; Kind Of Short] - Poem by Bri Edwards

The Dinosaurs entered Noah's Ark, two by two,
until his boat was full and Noah cried 'Shoo shoo! '
So some were saved from the Biblical flood,
and lived on a bit longer, with their cold blood.

Something BIG must have happened on Earth then,
‘cause those flood survivors died off; we know not when.
I mean they ALL died off, and no more are found,
though rumors of Dinos, here and there, still abound.

From the gigantic Profanisaurus** and T Rex,
to others which, next to Rex, looked like specks,
all the Dinosaurs disappeared; no more paths they beat,
whether they were plant-eaters or eaters of meat.

There are theories about what caused their demise,
but no real proof's been found. That's no surprise.
Perhaps it was a meteor impact or volcanic eruptions,
which cased their hearts or lungs to have …… 'interruptions'?

Lizards and turtles were left, and some may say ….
'These are surely small Dinos we see at play.'
Mammals, including Man, and birds (my friends) for sure,
have taken control of areas where Dinos once were.

So that's the brief saga of Dinos here on Earth.
I hope you readers liked it, for what it was worth.
And now, in 2015, (A.D.) , another question, some of us, does vex.
'Will humans follow in The Dinos' footsteps? Are WE next? '

(March 7, 2015)

Topic(s) of this poem: animals


Poet's Notes about The Poem

i asked my stepdaughter if she had a poem title suggestion. she offered 'dinosaurs'.

**Profanisaurus is the nickname of my PH friend John Westlake. i first wrote Brontosaurus. i think Profanisaurus's neck is shorter!

dinosaurs was one of my childhood interest. another was ice cream.
bri :) :)

Comments about Dinosaurs: Are We Next? ... [dinosaurs; Extinction; Mankind's Future; Noah; Kind Of Short] by Bri Edwards

  • (11/7/2016 9:10:00 PM)

    Dino
    There's a great buried meaning here....are we not just following the dinos? Are we dinos of a sort? Have we outlived our ability to sustain this earth....? So much to think about with this gem. (Report) Reply

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  • Stephen Katona (3/20/2015 1:46:00 AM)


    Awesome entertainment. You write with such a flowing style it seems effortless. This is just the style of poem I want to try writing. A terrific harmony of keen observation, wit and poetic skill. (Report) Reply

  • Elaine Sept (3/16/2015 12:49:00 AM)


    Well I love the ponderings about Dino's! A fun and light poem...
    I am glad they are no more, and sure hope that we are not next!
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  • Eugene Levich (3/10/2015 11:28:00 AM)


    I wonder how many dinosaurs fit on an ark? Good poem! Troubling question! (Report) Reply

  • (3/10/2015 8:59:00 AM)


    I meant to say Noah, allegedly, built his ark 2,900 yeras B.C. Sorry. (Report) Reply

  • (3/10/2015 5:17:00 AM)


    Dinosaurs became extinct 65,000,000 years ago. Noah, allegedly, built his ark 2,900 years ago. (Report) Reply

  • (3/9/2015 1:05:00 PM)


    My favorite couplet is: 'I mean they ALL died off, and no more are found,
    though rumors of Dinos, here and there, still abound'. Because thanks these two lines I will forevermore think of Dinosaurs as the Elvises of the species.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 8, 2016


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