If I Were A..............? Poem by Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)

If I Were A..............?

Rating: 3.8

If I were a rabbit
I would hop all around
I would nibble carrots
Without making a sound
If I were a lion
And even if I was full of might
As I was defeated by an ant
So I am on a vegetarian diet
If I were a fish
I will swim in the water
I won’t dare come out
Because then it will be hotter
If I were a horse
I would participate in races
And secure the first place
And look at happy faces
If I were a giraffe
I would have a view from the top
But I am still unlucky
Because I can not hop
If I were a kangaroo
I would hop around with a pouch
But I hope I won’t fall down
Otherwise I will say ‘ouch! ! ’
If I were a penguin
I would walk like a baby
If the weather becomes hot
I will have a swim, may be
If I were a monkey
I would sit on a tree
And keep throwing berries
On a poor old donkey
If I was that donkey
I would chew up the monkey
Even though I know
He is not that tasty
If I were a cockroach
I would steal food from the larder
I just hope my other task
Doesn’t become harder
If I were an eagle
I would soar in the sky
And look at my sumptuous prey
From up so high
If I were a camel
I would store food on my back
And then I will move on
Carrying it like a sack
If I were a peacock
I will dance in the showers
Amongst the tall trees
Amongst the beautiful flowers
If I were a sparrow
I will fly or eat grains
Bur even if I only do that
I still have lots of brains
If I were a duck
I will wade in the lake
But I will stop the poem here
Or you will shout, ” stop for heaven’s sake”


I really love your poem Risha! You used a lot of great expressions in this 'very long' poem of yours. In this poem, did u imagine what some of the animals do or did u know it from the top of your head? (write your answer back) I also enjoyed the ending because it was very funny and entertaining. Anyway, I better stop typing before you read 2 pages of a comment and you fall asleep while reading it :) LOL Ta Ta! P. L..

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Dorothy- A. Holmes 25 July 2007

Risha, Such an lovely poem, so clever and sooooo imaginative! Keep up the good writing. Have you tried writing Cinquain Poetry? If so, great! If not, if you would like the rules let me know. Most sincerely, D. A. Holmes A Poet Who Loves To Sing

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Melvina Germain 29 August 2007

Wow! ! ! Risha I was all wound up and just running along with this marvelous poem, I love it. I enjoyed all the animals you spoke of, you took me into the poem Risha and I could see each animal. You have a fabulous imagination and a lot of knowledge, Excellent poem as usual Risha.--Melvina--

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Ashraful Musaddeq 16 September 2008

Very nice Risha, marvellous.10 for it.

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Leslie Ching 27 December 2008

you've got quite an imagination going there ^_^...keep up the good work... yours, lc

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???? 13 December 2021

Thank you so much it is useful to me

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Soumita Sarkar 24 January 2021


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very nice It was very interesting and contained a lot of informations.

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Clinton Siegle 24 August 2018

well it is a different type of poem. what type do you call it?

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Rajesh Thankappan 20 August 2016

Nice poem Risha, you can happily continue.... We will never tell you to stop.

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Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)

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